Japan November bank loans fall 2.0 pct vs year ago

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TOKYO, Dec 8 (BestGrowthStock) – The balance of outstanding loans
held by Japanese banks fell 2.0 percent in November from a year
earlier, the Bank of Japan said on Wednesday, in a sign companies
remain hesitant to borrow money for their investments.

Loans held by the country’s four main categories of banks,
including “shinkin” or credit unions, stood at 454.38 trillion
yen ($5.4 trillion).

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: -2.0 -2.0 -1.8
Banks excluding shinkin: -2.1 -2.1 -1.8
Outstanding CP held by banks: -9.0 -8.2 -9.6

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(Reporting by Leika Kihara; Editing by Edwina Gibbs)

Japan November bank loans fall 2.0 pct vs year ago