FRANKFURT (MNI) – The European Central Bank said Wednesday that it
has allotted $40 million in its 7-day USD liquidity providing operation.

The central bank said it received 1 bids. The minimum bid amount is
$5 million.

The operation was carried out at a fixed rate of 1.18%. The
Euro/USD rate was set at 1.2660.

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