Brazil annual inflation rate in mid-May seen below 4 percent

Brazil’s annualized inflation rate likely eased below 4 percent in the middle of May for the first time in nearly ten years, according to economists surveyed by Reuters, leaving conditions ripe for the central bank to cut interest rates at the end of this month despite growing political uncertainty.

Brazilian consumer prices likely rose just 3.74 percent in the 12 months through mid-May, the slowest pace of inflation since July 2007, according to the median forecast of 24 economists.

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