FRANCOFORTE, 17 maggio (Reuters) - The European Central Bank announced the following results for its latest liquidity providing operation: Main Refinancing Operation-Allotment Intended Volume: Reference Number: 20160044 Min Allotment: Transaction Type: Reverse Transactions Fixed Rate: 0.00 % Operation Type: Liquidity Providing Max Bid Limit: Procedure: Standard Tender Max Bids per Cpty: 1 Tender Date: 17/05/2016 11:15 Marg. Rate: Start Date: 18/05/2016 % of All. at Fixed Rate: 100 Maturity Date: 25/05/2016 Tot Amount Allotted: 49946.6 mn Duration (days): 7 Weight. Avg. Allot. Rate: Tot Bid Amount: 49946.6 mn Auction Type: Fixed Rate Tender Tot Number of Bidders: 100 Allotment Method: Min Rate (bids): Max Rate (bids): Estimate on 17/05/2016 of the average autonomous factors for the period 16/05/2016 to 24/05/2016 amounts to EUR 692.0 bn. Benchmark allotment based on the ECB's liquidity forecast as of 17/05/2016 amounts to EUR -511.0 bn. For general information on the calculation of the benchmark allotment amount, please see here as well as ECB page Operational Communications.