Philippine keeps key rate unchanged at 4.0%

MANILA, Nov 14 (Reuters) - The Philippine central bank kept its benchmark interest rate on hold on Thursday, as expected, after stronger-than-expected growth in the third quarter.

The central bank left the rate on its overnight reverse repurchase facility at 4.0%, as correctly predicted by all 10 economists in a Reuters poll. (Reporting by Karen Lema and Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)