ECB Concerned about Credit Demand

The European Central Bank has more dismal numbers about the slack eurozone economy.
The chief monetary authority for the euro reports a “pronounced net decline” in business demand for credit in the third quarter. Its quarterly bank lending survey shows that companies are not asking for money.
Credit shows signs of shrinking even though banks are themselves finding it easier to raise money as the turmoil from the eurozone debt crisis has eased.
The key figure showed a minus 28 percent balance, reflecting the difference between banks reporting more and less loan demand. The figure worsened from 25 percent in the second quarter.
The eurozone economy shrank 0.2 percent in the second quarter and many fear it could sink into recession when third quarter figures come out Nov. 15.

via AP News

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Alfonso Esparza

Alfonso Esparza

Senior Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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