Colombia's central bank decision was taken by majority

viernes 18 de marzo de 2016 14:50 GYT

BOGOTA, March 18 (Reuters) - The decision by Colombia's central bank to raise the benchmark interest rate to 6.5 percent was taken by majority, bank chief Jose Dario Uribe said on Friday.

The decision marks the seventh consecutive month the board has raised the key lending rate. (Reporting by Julia Symmes Cobb; Editing by Dan Grebler and Nick Zieminski)