The Ministry of Economy and Finance, considering its limited year-end cash needs, announces the following:
the 6-month BOT and CTZ auctions will be held regularly on November the 25th;
the BTP€i auction, to be held on November the 26th, will not take place;
3 year BTP and CCT auctions, to be held on November the 27th will not take place while the 10 year BTP auction will be carried out regularly on the same day
Moreover the Ministry of Economy and Finance announces that mid December auctions will be cancelled except for the 12-month BOT auction, to be held on December the 10th .
Finally 6-month BOT and CTZ auctions of December 29th, as well as medium long term auctions of December the 30th, will be held regularly. For these placements, announcements will be delivered on December the 21st and 22nd, as reported in the annual calendar. The settlement of all securities issued at the end of December will take place on January the 2nd 2010. As always, in December of this year there will not be any BTP€i auction.