SANTIAGO Nov 28 Chile's central bank only
considered keeping its key interest rate on hold as an option in
November, when it held it steady at 5.0 percent for a 10th
consecutive month, as expected, minutes of the meeting showed on
The rate remains within a neutral range and the decision to
keep the rate steady was unanimous, the minutes said.
Rates have stayed on hold since a cut in
January largely because the world's No. 1 copper producer has
shown better-than-expected resilience to slowing demand from top
trade partner China and fallout from the euro zone's crisis.