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Japan Bank Loan Demand Unchanged In Q2: BoJ

July 16, 2014

TOKYO (Alliance News) - Japan's corporate loan demand from banks remained unchanged in the second quarter, the latest Senior Loan Officer Opinion survey from the Bank of Japan showed Thursday.

The balance of demand for loans from firms came in at 5, unchanged from the prior quarter. The survey was conducted between June 10 and July 8 among 50 banks.

Demand for loans from large firms declined marginally to 6 from 7 and that from small firms to 4 from 5. Demand from medium-sized firms decreased notably to zero from 4.

At the same time, demand from households for housing plunged to -17 in the second quarter from +14 in the preceding three months.

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Source: Alliance News

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