Chile economy posts lowest growth of 2000 in Dec

Chile's economy expanded 2.4 percent in December 2000 from the year before, posting its lowest monthly growth in 2000, the central bank said on Feb 19, 2001. The central bank attributed December's figure in part to three fewer working days than in December 1999. September 2000 showed the lowest growth of 2000, when the approximately $80 billion economy expanded 3.9 percent versus September 1999. The hottest month for 2000 was July, when growth jumped 7.7 percent year on year, the central bank