Cross-border lending extends slump: BIS

Bank for International Settlements says international lending fell by $385 billion in last three months of 2009, figures reveal fifth consecutive quarterly drop


Banks continued to reduce international lending in the last three months of 2009, provisional statistics published on Thursday by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) showed.

A 2.2% drop in lending to both banks and non-banks in developed countries caused the fall in international lending, extending four consecutive quarterly declines in cross-border activity. Cross-border lending between October and December of last year fell by $385 billion. Lending to non-bank institutions within the

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