LIMA, June 16 Peru's central bank reduced on
Friday its forecast for 2017 economic growth to 2.8 percent from
3.5 percent seen in March, as the country sees falling
investment with infrastructure projects frozen due in part to
the Odebrecht corruption scandal.
In its quarterly report, the bank also raised its 2018
growth outlook to 4.2 percent from 4.1 percent previously. It
raised its fiscal deficit estimate for both years, to 3 percent
of gross domestic product in 2017 and 3.5 percent in 2018.
(Reporting by Teresa Cespedes; Writing by Caroline Stauffer;
Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)