TOKYO, Sept 8 – Japanese bank lending rose a record 6.7% in
August from a year earlier, the Bank of Japan said on Tuesday.
Outstanding loans held by the country’s four main categories
of banks, including “shinkin” or credit unions, stood at 573.79
trillion yen ($5.4 trillion).
The rise in August beat the previous record of a 6.4% gain
in July as lenders continued to boost loans to firms hit by the
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(Reporting by Chris Gallagher; Editing by Tom Hogue)