Japan April bank loans rise 2.4 pct vs year ago

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Japanese bank lending rose 2.4 percent in April from a year earlier, the Bank of Japan said on Tuesday.

TOKYO, May 14 (Reuters) - Japanese bank lending rose 2.4 percent in April 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 537.653 trillion yen ($4.92 trillion).

Following is a table of year-on-year percentage changes in Japanese bank lending and outstanding commercial paper held by banks:

APR

MAR

FEB Banks including shinkin:

+2.4

+2.3*

+2.3 Banks excluding shinkin:

+2.5

+2.5

+2.4 (*) Denotes revised figures To view the full tables, go to http://www.boj.or.jp/en/statistics/dl/depo/kashi/kasi1904.pdf ($1=109.30 Yen) (For queries, contact Stanley White at: stanley.white@thomsonreuters.com; Tel: +81 3 6441 1984) Keywords: JAPAN ECONOMY/LOANS

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