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SANTIAGO, Dec 29 (Reuters) - The decision to hold Chile's benchmark interest rate steady at 3.0 percent at the central bank's monetary policy meeting on Dec. 11 was unanimous, minutes of the meeting showed on Monday.
The bank's five-member governing board only weighed a rate hold as an option at the meeting, the minutes also showed.
The bank cut the rate 200 basis points over the last year to stimulate a flagging economy, but has indicated it will now pause to give above-target inflation time to ease. (Reporting by Anthony Esposito; editing by John Stonestreet)