In the week ending 3 September 2010 gold and gold receivables (asset item 1) remained unchanged.
The net position of the Eurosystem in foreign currency (asset items 2 and 3 minus liability items 7, 8 and 9) increased by EUR 0.1 billion to EUR 191.1 billion on account of customer and portfolio transactions and US dollar liquidity-providing transactions (see below).
|Value date||Type of transaction||Maturing amount||New amount|
|2 September 2010||7-day US dollar liquidity-providing reverse transaction||USD 40 million||USD 60 million|
The liquidity-providing transactions were conducted by the Eurosystem in connection with the temporary reciprocal currency arrangement (swap line) that the European Central Bank has with the Federal Reserve System.
The holdings by the Eurosystem of securities other than those held for monetary policy purposes (asset item 7.2) increased by EUR 2.1 billion to EUR 301.7 billion. Banknotes in circulation (liability item 1) increased by EUR 3.3 billion to EUR 816.8 billion. Liabilities to general government (liability item 5.1) decreased by EUR 4.1 billion to EUR 97 billion.
The Eurosystem’s net lending to credit institutions (asset item 5 minus liability items 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5 and 4) decreased by EUR 18.9 billion to EUR 408.3 billion. On Wednesday, 1 September 2010, a main refinancing operation of EUR 150.3 billion matured and a new one of EUR 153.1 billion was settled. On the same date, fixed-term deposits in an amount of EUR 60.5 billion matured and new deposits were collected in an amount of EUR 61 billion, with a maturity of one week.
Recourse to the marginal lending facility (asset item 5.5) was virtually nil (compared with EUR 1.4 billion in the previous week), while recourse to the deposit facility (liability item 2.2) was EUR 122.4 billion (compared with EUR 102.7 billion in the preceding week).
The holdings by the Eurosystem of securities held for monetary policy purposes (asset item 7.1) increased by EUR 173 million to EUR 122.1 billion as a result of settled purchases under the Securities Markets Programme. Therefore, in the week ending 3 September 2010 the value of the Securities Markets Programme portfolio and of the covered bond purchase programme portfolio amounted to EUR 61 billion and EUR 61.1 billion respectively.
As a result of all transactions, the current account position of credit institutions with the Eurosystem (liability item 2.1) decreased by EUR 15.7 billion to EUR 176.3 billion.
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