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

miércoles 24 de junio de 2015 14:48 GYT

BOGOTA, June 24 (Reuters) - Colombia's central bank held its benchmark interest rate for a tenth consecutive month on Wednesday, as policymakers grapple with the twin constraints of faster inflation and an economy weakened by the plunge in global oil prices.

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)