Colombia central bank raises benchmark lending rate to 4.5 pct

viernes 29 de agosto de 2014 14:15 GYT

BOGOTA Aug 29 (Reuters) - Colombia's central bank raised its benchmark interest rate by a quarter percentage point on Friday for the fifth straight month, to 4.50 percent, to keep a lid on inflation as growth quickens and takes the economy close to its full productive potential. (Reporting by Bogota newsrooom)