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Marketwatch 23/02/2009

Swaps increased pretty significantly. Most of the rise came after the inflation figure and the Monetary Policy Committee’s announcement about quantitative easing.1-year money is up 0.27% at 1.92%2-year money is up 0.24% at 2.23%3-year money is up 0.21% at 2.53%5-year money is up 0.12% at 3.01%

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