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ECB’s Mersch Says Unlimited Bond Buying Not Central Bank’s Role

December 16, 2011

Dec. 15 (Bloomberg) -- European Central Bank council member Yves Mersch said it is not the ECB’s task to conduct unlimited bond purchases.

The ECB’s bond-purchase program is “limited in volume and in time,” Mersch, who heads Luxembourg’s central bank, said on German ZDF television today. The program is a “stop-gap” until governments implement measures to solve the region’s debt crisis, he said.

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