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European Central Bank Said to Be Purchasing Italian Debt Today

October 27, 2011

Oct. 27 (Bloomberg) -- The European Central Bank bought Italian government securities today, according to two people with knowledge of the transactions. They declined to be identified because the deals are confidential.

A spokesman for the Frankfurt-based ECB declined to comment when reached by phone.

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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