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Published: Tuesday February 25, 2014 MYT 6:36:09 AM
Updated: Tuesday February 25, 2014 MYT 6:37:10 AM

Peru's finance minister Castilla resigns - government source

Peruvian Finance Minister Luis Miguel Castilla speaks to the media at a news conference in Lima June 22, 2012. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil

Peruvian Finance Minister Luis Miguel Castilla speaks to the media at a news conference in Lima June 22, 2012. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil

LIMA (Reuters) - Peru's Finance Minister Luis Miguel Castilla is resigning and President Ollanta Humala is now considering "other options" to replace him, a government source said on Monday.

Castilla, a former World Bank economist and one of Humala's original cabinet picks, had remained in office after two and a half years and was widely praised by investors.

(Reporting By Marco Aquino, Writing by Mitra Taj; Editing by Chris Reese)

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