The European Central Bank (ECB) purchased €13.75 billion of government and agency bonds under its quantitative-easing program last week.
The ECB will pause its asset-buying programme between December 22 and January 1. The central bank will resume its purchases on January 04.
The ECB President Mario Draghi said at a press conference in October that the value of the ECB's asset-buying programme will be discussed at the monetary policy meeting in December.
ECB'S asset buying programme is intended to run to September 2016.
The ECB bought €2.14 billion of covered bonds, and €234 million of asset-backed securities.