Japan December bank loans fall 1.9 pct yr/yr

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TOKYO, Jan 12 (BestGrowthStock) – Outstanding loans held by Japanese
banks fell 1.9 percent in December from a year earlier, the Bank
of Japan said on Wednesday. [JPBNK=ECI]

Loans held by the country’s four main categories of banks,
including “shinkin” or credit unions, stood at 456.533 trillion
yen (forex conversion).

Excluding factors such as loan write-offs, the loan balance
fell 1.8 percent from the same month a year earlier.

Following is a table of Japanese bank lending and outstanding
commercial paper held by banks (preliminary, with year-on-year
percentage changes; some previous figures may be revised):

Banks including shinkin: -1.9 -2.0 -2.0
Banks excluding shinkin: -2.1 -2.1 -2.1
Outstanding CP held by banks: -10.1 -9.0 -8.2

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(Reporting by Leika Kihara; Editing by Edwina Gibbs)