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The European Central Bank (ECB) purchased €62.6 billion of public and private debt under its quantitative-easing program in November, compared to €63.7 billion in October.
The ECB bought €55.1 billion of government and agency bonds in November, €6.9 billion of covered bonds, and €0.6 billion of asset-backed securities.
The ECB kept its interest rate unchanged at 0.05% on Thursday, but lowered its deposit rate to -0.3% from -0.2%. The asset-buying programme will be extended until the end of March 2017. The volume of the monthly purchases remained unchanged.
The ECB will pause its asset-buying programme between December 22 and January 1. The central bank will resume its purchases on January 04.
The central purchased €16.46 billion of government and agency bonds, €2.1 billion of covered bonds, and €0.15 billion of asset-backed securities last week.
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