ECB's balance sheet rises to 2.452 trillion euros, gold steady
FRANKFURT, June 23 (Reuters) - The combined balance sheet of the European Central Bank and the euro zone's 19 national central banks rose by 9.850 billion euros to 2.452 trillion euros ($2.74 trillion) in the week to June 19, the ECB said on Tuesday.
The ECB's balance sheet is steadily increasing as it rolls out a roughly 1 trillion euro scheme to buy government bonds and other assets known as "quantitative easing".
The bank added that Eurosystem gold holdings remained unchanged at just under 384 billion euros.
(for full statement go to here) ($1 = 0.8953 euros) (Reporting by John O'Donnell; editing by Marc Jones)
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