Colombia cenbank holds key lending rate at 4.5 pct, as expected

viernes 19 de diciembre de 2014 14:20 GYT

Dec 19 (Reuters) - Colombia's central bank held the benchmark interest rate steady at 4.5 percent for a fourth straight month as expected on Friday to support economic growth which now faces challenges from a sharp drop in the price of its top export, crude oil. (Reporting by Carlos Vargas)