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

viernes 22 de mayo de 2015 13:41 GYT

BOGOTA May 22 (Reuters) - Colombia's central bank held its benchmark interest rate for a ninth consecutive month on Friday, as policymakers try to boost the economy without stoking inflation.

The seven-member board voted to maintain the lending rate at 4.5 percent, meeting the forecast of all analysts in a Reuters survey this week.

(Reporting by Bogota newsroom)