Nigeria’s central bank holds benchmark lending rate at 14 pct

ABUJA, Jan 22 (Reuters) – Nigeria’s central bank held its benchmark interest rate at 14 percent, its governor said on Tuesday, following the first meeting of its monetary policy committee this year.

Most analysts polled by Reuters expect rates to be kept on hold until at least the middle of the year. (Reporting by Paul Carsten; Writing by Alexis Akwagyiram and Chijioke Ohuocha)

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