Colombia concerned by loosening inflation expectations

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The Central Bank of Colombia may have to hike its policy rate again, according to one analyst, as it grapples with rising prices and inflation expectations.

On September 25, the central bank increased its key rate by 25 basis points to 4.75%, after a greater-than-expected increase in annual CPI inflation, which rose to 4.74% in August.

It singled out the possibility of inflation expectations "unanchoring" as a particular concern, citing expectations derived from the prices of short- and long

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