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UK banks' dollar demand rises to $3.555 billion - BoE repo operation

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LONDON (Reuters) - British banks' demand for U.S. dollar liquidity from the Bank of England rose to $3.555 billion (3.03 billion pounds) on Tuesday, the central bank said.

The figure was up from $5 million on Monday but lower than demand of $8.210 billion at a regular weekly operation on March 18, the most lent in a single operation since February 2009.

(Writing by William Schomberg)