STOCKHOLM Oct 6 Sweden's central bank bought 1.5 billion crowns ($174.6 million) worth of government bonds in a reverse auction as part of its quantitative easing programme, it said on Thursday.
It bought 750 million crowns of 2020 bonds at an average yield of -0.518 percent and the same amount of 2022 bonds at 0.002 percent.
($1 = 8.5902 Swedish crowns) (Reporting by Stockholm Newsroom, editing by Anna Ringstrom)
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