FRANKFURT (MNI) – The ECB Friday forecast a net drain of
E748.0 billion at Tuesday’s weekly 7-day main refinancing operation.

It said that based on its liquidity forecast Friday, the benchmark
allotment amounted to -E748.0 billion.

At the ECB’s first three-year LTRO earlier this week, the central
bank allotted a record E489.191 billion to over 500 banks, in addition
to an allotment of E169.024 billion in its weekly 7-day MRO.

The bank called for bids today on the new MRO, which will be awared
on a full allotment basis at a fixed rate of 1.0%.

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