UPDATE 3-Mexico cenbank holds steady with eye on peso, weak growth

viernes 30 de enero de 2015 01:05 GYT

* Rate change 'not necessary' at moment - cenbank gov

* Key rate held at 3.0 pct, as poll expected

* Governor says spending cuts might be advisable (Adds central bank governor's comments)

MEXICO CITY, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Mexico's central bank on Thursday held interest rates at a record low as policymakers eyed the risk that a sharply weaker peso could fan consumer prices higher while also noting big risks to growth.

The bank kept its main interest rate at 3.00 percent, as expected by 19 of 20 analysts polled by Reuters.

Interest rate moves are not needed right now, Mexican Central Bank Governor Agustin Carstens said after the decision.

"It is really not necessary to adjust interest rates at the moment," Carstens said, speaking at an event in Los Cabos, Mexico, according to a transcript released by lawmakers.

Carstens said earlier this month that Mexico will probably have to raise interest rates this year, given the Federal Reserve's expected hike in U.S. borrowing costs.

Many analysts expect the Fed's move to spur a reversal in a tide of investment that has flooded into emerging markets in recent years.   Continuación...