MILAN, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Italy sold just a bit less than the top-planned amount of 6.75 billion euros at a debt auction on Monday.
Rome placed 4 billion euros of a two-year zero-coupon bond, along with 2.63 billion euros of the inflation-linked BTPei bond maturing in September 2018.
After having issued a new 15-year bond through a syndicated sale in mid-January, the treasury used a regular auction to launch the new zero-coupon and inflation-linked bonds on Monday.
In the first two weeks of January, Italy has already met 10 percent of its annual annual funding needs of around 420 billion euros.
(Reporting by Francesca Landini; editing by Antonella Ciancio) Keywords: ITALY DEBT/AMOUNT
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