(Refiles with CEMAC spokesman correcting the interest rate to
2.95 percent from 2.45 percent)
YAOUNDE May 9 The central bank of the
six-nation Central African monetary union (CEMAC) held the
region's main interest rate unchanged at 2.95 percent, a
spokesman said after the quarterly meeting on Tuesday.
Economic growth in the CEMAC zone, which includes Cameroon,
Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Congo, Gabon and
Equatorial Guinea, is expected to be 1.6 percent in 2017, the
bank said, a rate slower than elsewhere on the continent.
(Reporting by Sylvain Andzongo; Writing by Emma Farge; Editing
by Joe Bavier)