* Economists lift Brazil's GDP growth forecast, survey shows * Peruvian minister sees inflation easing to 5.2% in Sept. * Latin American currencies rise for sixth day, up 0.3% By Amruta Khandekar and Johann M Cherian Sept 18 (Reuters) - Most Latin American currencies gained on Monday as the dollar was subdued at the start of a week full of monetary policy decisions from major central banks, with the Brazilian real rising in the run-up to a local interest rate announcement. MSCI's index for Latin American currencies was up 0.3% by 1442 GMT, extending gains to a sixth straight session- its longest winning streak since early April.
* Brazil's inflation rises less than expected * Chile's economy expected stagnant in 2023 * FX down 0.5%, stocks off 1.0% (Updated at 3:41 pm ET/ 1941 GMT) By Shashwat Chauhan Sept 6 (Reuters) - Most Latin American currencies fell on Wednesday, as the dollar scaled six-month peaks following robust U.S. economic data, with the Mexican peso leading declines. MSCI's index of Latin American currencies slid 0.5% as the dollar rose after new data showed the U.S. services sector unexpectedly gained steam in August, with new orders firming and businesses paying higher prices for inputs. The Mexican peso led declines amongst local peers, falling 0.9% after hitting a three-month low earlier in the day.
* Brazil's inflation rises less than expected * Chile's economy expected stagnant in 2023 * Petrobras signs agreements with Compagas for natural gas supply * FX down 0.2%, stocks off 0.5% By Shubham Batra and Johann M Cherian Sept 6 (Reuters) - Latin American currencies hit a three-week low on Wednesday in volatile trading driven by losses in Mexican peso, while the dollar held its six-month peak weighed by China and global growth jitters. MSCI's index of Latin American currencies slid 0.2% against the dollar.