European Central Bank Said to Be Purchasing Italian Bonds

The European Central Bank bought Italian government bonds, according to two people familiar with the transactions, who declined to be identified because the trades are confidential.

A spokesman for the ECB in Frankfurt declined to comment when contacted today by phone.

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