Colombia raises minimum wage 4.6 pct for 2015

martes 30 de diciembre de 2014 15:13 GYT

BOGOTA Dec 30 (Reuters) - Colombia's Labor Ministry announced a 4.6 percent rise in the minimum wage on Tuesday, taking it to 644,350 pesos ($271) per month, an increase higher than November's 12-month inflation figure of 3.65 percent.

Colombia's economy is expected to grow 4.7 percent in 2014. Finance Minister Mauricio Cardenas has said the government is likely to lower its 2015 GDP growth forecast of 4.8 percent to around 4.5 percent. (Reporting by Peter Murphy; Editing by Alan Crosby)