Peru central bank leaves key rate unchanged at 4.25 pct

jueves 10 de marzo de 2016 19:07 GYT

LIMA, March 10 (Reuters) - Peru's central bank left the benchmark interest rate unchanged at 4.25 percent on Thursday after three straight hikes and a slight slowdown in inflation last month.

Nine out of 16 analysts said they expected another 25-basis-point hike as heavy rains threatened to squeeze prices again and a surprise surge in growth eased economy worries. (Reporting By Mitra Taj)