Cross-border loans to eurozone dry up

Cross-border lending by foreign dealers to euro area borrowers declined sharply during the third quarter of 2017, continuing a downward trend in evidence since the start of 2015.

The annual percentage change in the volume of cross-border loans to corporates, households, governments and other non-bank financial institutions in the single currency bloc stood at –7.3% as of the end of September 2017. Borrowings expressed as a percentage of the region’s GDP fell from 22.9% to 20.6% year-on-year

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