Chile central bank also weighed rate hike in April -minutes

miércoles 27 de abril de 2016 07:43 GYT

SANTIAGO, April 27 (Reuters) - Chile's central bank considered an interest rate hike of 25 basis points in April but instead decided to hold the benchmark rate steady at 3.5 percent at its monetary policy meeting, minutes from that meeting showed Wednesday.

Ultimately, the decision to keep the rate steady was unanimous among the bank's five governing board members. (Reporting by Santiago newsroom; Writing by Anthony Esposito)