Chile's central bank holds key rate steady at 3.0 pct as expected

jueves 15 de enero de 2015 17:07 GYT

SANTIAGO Jan 15 (Reuters) - Chile's central bank held the benchmark interest rate at 3.0 percent on Thursday, as widely expected by the market, maintaining its neutral policy stance.

The bank previously cut the interest rate 200 basis points between October 2013 and October 2014 to stimulate a flagging economy but has said it wants to wait for inflation to cool before further easing. (Reporting by Santiago newsroom; Editing by Diane Craft)