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ECB Approves Credit Claims as Collateral by Seven Central Banks

February 09, 2012

Feb. 9 (Bloomberg) -- The European Central Bank said it approved the temporay use of credit claims as collateral in central bank funding operations by seven euro-area member central banks.

The central banks of Ireland, Spain, France, Italy, Cyprus, Austria and Portugal will take part and publish the details on their websites, the ECB said in a statement released today.

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