Colombia central bank holds key interest rate at 7.75 pct amid still-high inflation

viernes 30 de septiembre de 2016 13:58 GYT

BOGOTA, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Colombia's central bank held its benchmark interest rate unchanged on Friday, as expected by analysts, as policymakers attempt to quell stubbornly high inflation even as economic growth slows.

The seven-member board decided to maintain the lending rate at 7.75 percent, as predicted unanimously by analysts in a Reuters survey. (Reporting by Julia Symmes Cobb; editing by Diane Craft)