Credit con­trac­tion con­tin­ues in Septem­ber

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To­tal credit in Greece’s bank­ing sys­tem con­tracted 1.5 per­cent year-on-year in Septem­ber af­ter a 1.5 per­cent de­cline in the pre­vi­ous month, Bank of Greece data showed yes­ter­day. Credit ex­tended to the gov­ern­ment fell 5.2 per­cent af­ter de­creas­ing by 5.0 per­cent in Au­gust, the cen­tral bank said. Lend­ing to busi­nesses and house­holds de­clined 0.8 per­cent af­ter a 0.9 per­cent drop in Au­gust.

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