Chile central bank holds interest rate steady, as expected

jueves 17 de marzo de 2016 17:16 GYT

SANTIAGO, March 17 (Reuters) - Chile's central bank held the benchmark interest rate at 3.5 percent on Thursday, as expected, and maintained its bias toward gradual future hikes to bring inflation back to target.

The bank has held the interest rate at 3.5 percent for three months, after last hiking it in December. (Reporting by Santiago bureau)