FRANKFURT (MNI) – The European Central Bank on Thursday called for
bids on its longer-term main refinancing operation at a fixed rate of

Bids for today’s operation are due by 08:35 GMT on Thursday. The
allocation will be announced shortly thereafter.

The new refis will settle on Thursday and will expire on July
7, 2010.

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