2 IN. DI LETTURA
FRANCOFORTE, 18 marzo (Reuters) - The European Central Bank made the following announcement regarding its latest liquidity providing operation: Main Refinancing Operation-Announcement Intended Volume: Reference Number: 20130054 Min Allotment: Transaction Type: Reverse Transactions Fixed Rate: 0.75 % Operation Type: Liquidity Providing Min Bid Amount: 1.00 mn Procedure: Standard Tender Max Bid Limit: Tender Date: 19/03/2013 11:15 Max Bids per Cpty: 1 Bidding Deadline: 19/03/2013 09:30 Start Date: 20/03/2013 Maturity Date: 27/03/2013 Duration (days): 7 Auction Type: Fixed Rate Tender Allotment Method: Estimate on 18/03/13 of the average autonomous factors for the period 18/03/13 to 26/03/13 amounts to EUR 482.2 bn. Benchmark allotment based on the ECB's liquidity forecasts as at 18/03/13 amounts to EUR 30.0 bn. For general information on the calculation of the benchmark allotment amount, please see www.ecb.europa.eu/mopo/liq/html/index.en.html as well as ECB page Operational Communications.