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The FT article supplied us with that link:

http://www.deutsche-finanzagentur.de/fileadmin/Material_Deutsche_Finanzagentur/PDF/Schuldenstand/Sch uldenstand_Quartal/2009-30-09.pdf

It doesn't matter it is from 2009, because is shows under IV. Bestand an Papieren im Besitz
des Bundes

that the Federal Republic owns around 48 billion of federal debt instruments. That won't be different now and easily explains the retained three billion of this action.

so owner federal republic, broker bundesbank

by IM on Wed Nov 23rd, 2011 at 10:07:02 AM EST
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