Cross-border bank loans fizzled in Q2 as bonds soared – BIS

Outstanding dollar-denominated bonds climbed 4% over Q2

Cross-border bank loans denominated in dollars and euros contracted sharply in Q2 after leaping higher over the first three months of the year. Credit extended through debt securities, though, surged higher over the period.

Data from the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) shows that outstanding dollar-denominated bank loans to non-US borrowers fell 3% over Q2 to $6.02 trillion, having leapt 7% to $6.22 trillion the prior quarter. It was the largest single-quarter fall in outstanding

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