Chile's central bank holds benchmark rate at 3.5 pct

jueves 14 de enero de 2016 17:06 GYT

SANTIAGO Jan 14 (Reuters) - Chile's central bank held the benchmark interest rate at 3.5 percent on Thursday, as expected, and maintained its bias toward gradual tightening in the coming months.

The bank hiked the interest rate by 25 basis points in October and December to counteract above-target inflation.

(Reporting by Santiago bureau; Writing by Gram Slattery; Editing by Chris Reese)