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Japan Bank Lending Rises 2.5% In January

Bank lending in Japan was up 2.5 percent on year in January, the Bank of Japan said on Monday, standing at 413.032 trillion yen.

That's down from 2.6 percent in December.

Including trusts, bank lending was up an annual 2.3 percent to 475.576 trillion yen - unchanged from the previous month.

Lending from foreign banks added 2.5 percent on year to 2.114 trillion yen - slowing from the 3.8 percent jump in December.

Lending from trusts collected 0.8 percent to 62.540 trillion yen after adding a revised 0.6 percent in December.

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