(Washington) The American central bank (Fed) announced Thursday that it has lent nearly 12 billion dollars to American banks since Sunday, when it announced that it would provide them with the funds necessary to honor withdrawal requests from their customers.

In a joint press release with the Treasury Department and the banking regulator FDIC, the financial authorities then presented a series of measures aimed at reassuring individuals and businesses after the bankruptcy of the Californian bank Silicon Valley Bank (SVB).