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Analysts raise Brazil growth forecast to 2.4 pct

Brasilia, Sep 16 (EFE).- Financial analysts have revised their 2013 growth forecasts for the Brazilian economy upward to 2.4 percent from the 2.35 percent estimate released last week, the Central Bank said Monday. The higher gross domestic product forecast was released in the Boletin Focus, a weekly Central Bank survey of analysts from about 100 private financial institutions on the state of the national economy. Private forecasters now see GDP growing at about the same pace as the government, which expects the economy to expand at a 2.5 percent rate in 2013.

Analysts keep Brazil growth forecasts at 2.21 pct

Brasilia, Aug 19 (EFE).- Financial analysts are keeping their 2013 growth forecasts for the Brazilian economy at 2.21 percent, the same level as last week, the Central Bank said Monday. The gross domestic product forecast for 2014 remains at 2.5 percent, the Central Bank said in its Boletin Focus, a weekly survey of analysts from about 100 private financial institutions on the state of the national economy. Private forecasters see GDP growing at a slower pace than the government, which has cut its estimates but still expects the economy to expand at a 3 percent rate in 2013.
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