Chile cenbank sees inflation within target range in second half 2016

viernes 29 de enero de 2016 07:41 GYT

SANTIAGO Jan 29 (Reuters) - Chile's central bank sees stubbornly high inflation returning to within its 2 percent to 4 percent tolerance range during the second half of 2016, minutes of the Jan. 14 monetary policy meeting showed on Friday.

The minutes also showed that the decision to hold the benchmark interest rate at 3.50 percent was unanimous among the five bank board members, though the option to hike by 25 basis points was also discussed. (Reporting by Santiago newsroom; Editing by Alison Williams)