31 de agosto de 2017 / 19:40 / en 3 meses

Colombia central bank cuts interest rate to 5.25 pct, as expected

BOGOTA, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Colombia’s central bank lowered the benchmark interest rate to 5.25 percent on Thursday, taking advantage of falling inflation to try to boost sluggish economic growth.

The board reduced the lending rate by 25 basis points, as predicted by the majority of analysts in a Reuters survey. (Reporting by Bogota newsroom; Editing by Peter Cooney)

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