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ECB tightens covered bond repo requirements

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The European Central Bank (ECB) is making it more difficult for banks to enter into covered bond repurchase agreement (repo) trades with it. That, along with a recent widening in the spread between senior unsecured bonds pay over banks' secured debt, such as covered bonds, could boost the supply of the latter to public markets.

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