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Peru central bank holds key rate steady for 13th month in row

BUENOS AIRES, March 9 (Reuters) - Peru's central bank left the benchmark interest rate unchanged at 4.25 percent on Thursday, noting that 12-month inflation expectations remained within its target range of 1-3 percent.

All 12 economists polled by Reuters had forecast the rate would be held.

(Reporting by Peru newsroom; Editing by Chris Reese)