Colombia's central bank holds benchmark interest rate steady at 4.5 pct, as expected

viernes 30 de enero de 2015 13:42 GYT

BOGOTA Jan 30 (Reuters) - Colombia's central bank kept its key lending rate unchanged for a fifth straight month on Friday, in an effort to boost slowing economic growth amid declining oil revenue and mounting problems in Europe.

The seven-member board voted to maintain the lending rate at 4.5 percent, meeting the forecast of analysts in a Reuters survey this week. (Reporting by Bogota newsroom)