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ECB Said to Purchase Italian, Spanish Government Bonds Today

October 14, 2011

Oct. 14 (Bloomberg) -- The European Central Bank bought Spanish government bonds today, according to two people with direct knowledge of the transactions.

The Frankfurt-based central bank also bought Italian securities, said two people, who declined to be identified because the transactions are confidential.

A spokesman for the ECB declined to comment on the ECB’s market activities when contacted by phone today.

To contact the reporter on this story: Keith Jenkins in London at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Daniel Tilles at

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