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ECB in touch with Carige after BlackRock pulls out of rescue

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Central Bank has been in touch with special administrators who run Banca Carige after BlackRock pulled out of rescuing the ailing Italian lender, an ECB spokeswoman said on Thursday.

"We have been informed of developments and are in contact with the temporary administrators," the spokeswoman said.

(Reporting by Francesco Canepa; editing by Jason Neely)