CORRECTED-Peru's central bank raises interest rate for first time in 4 yrs

jueves 10 de septiembre de 2015 19:27 GYT

(Corrects interest rate in second paragraph to 3.50 percent from 3.25 percent)

LIMA, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Peru's central bank hiked the benchmark interest for the first time in four years on Thursday, raising it by 25 basis points in a bid to tame inflation that has quickened as the currency has slipped against the dollar.

The increase to 3.50 percent was forecast by only three out of 14 analysts polled by Reuters this week. (Reporting by Mitra Taj; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)