UPDATE: BoE’s CP fund has busiest week to date

13 Mar 2009

The Bank of England’s Asset Purchase Facility bought more commercial paper last week than in any previous week, figures released on Friday show. In its fourth week, to 12 March, the fund bought £561m of CP, taking its total holding to £1.546bn. In the first three weeks it bought £340m, £480m and £164m respectively. Dealers had noticed the increased use of the facility and participation looks set to continue rising as more companies, as well as banks, achieve eligibility.

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