Published December 07, 2012
MILAN – Italian banks held a total of 273 billion euros in funds from the European Central Bank at the end of November, down from 276.5 billion euros ($359 billion) in October, central bank data showed on Friday.
Italian lenders took an overall 255 billion euros in three-year funds the ECB lent at two special longer-term tenders in December and February.
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(Reporting by Antonella Ciancio)