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European Central Bank Said to Purchase Italian Government Bonds

November 17, 2011

Nov. 17 (Bloomberg) -- The European Central Bank bought Italian government bonds today, said two people with knowledge of the transactions, who declined to be identified because the trades are private.

A spokesman for the central bank in Frankfurt declined to comment when reached by phone.

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