January 3, 2017 / 2:56 PM / 9 months ago

ECB's bond-buying programme hits 1.5 trillion euros

FRANKFURT, Jan 3 (Reuters) - The European Central Bank had bought 1.53 trillion euros ($1.56 trillion) worth of bonds at the end of last year as part of a money-printing programme which it hopes will bost inflation and growth in the euro zone, ECB data showed on Tuesday.

Bonds issued by governments and other public-sector entities accounted for 1.25 trillion euros of the total, the data showed. ($1 = 0.9618 euros) (Reporting by Francesco Canepa; Editing by Louise Ireland)

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