HOUSTON (ICIS)--Here are the economic news stories on the Latin America region on 3 August:
Brazil's industrial production increased by a record 13.1% in June over the previous month, Brazil’s state statistical agency (IBGE) said on 2 August.
Brazil’s central bank maintained its benchmark Selic interest rate at an all-time low of 6.5% on 1 August even after inflation jumped back within its target range.
Brazil's June producer price index rose by 2.28% month on month, putting the 12-month total at 8.62%, IBGE said on 1 August.
Mexico's central bank decided to leave interest rates at 7.75% on 2 August.
Economists surveyed by the Mexican central bank lowered their forecasts for economic growth and raised them for inflation in their monthly outlook for the nation's economy, the Bank of Mexico said on 1 August.