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Ecuadorean Bank Lending Falls 2.6% to $1.42 Billion in February

March 09, 2012

Ecuador’s banks and financial institutions, excluding government-owned lenders, decreased lending 2.6 percent in February to $1.42 billion from the previous month, the central bank said today.

Credit increased 5.7 percent from February 2011, the bank said today in a report on its website. The average interest rate for corporate loans rose to 8.33 percent from 8.24 percent a month earlier, while the average rate for consumer credit was little changed at 15.9 percent, the report said.

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