SANTIAGO, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Recent signs that Chile’s economy may be accelerating might be a temporary phenomenon, according to some members of the central bank in minutes of their last monetary policy meeting, published Friday.
“About domestic activity, several board members commented that it had outperformed projections, but there were signs that such behavior might not last,” the minutes said.
Economic activity in the top copper exporter grew 2.9 percent in December, beating market forecasts.
The central bank held the interest rate at 3.0 percent when it met on Feb. 12. It did not consider any other option, the minutes showed. (Reporting by Rosalba O‘Brien; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)