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AC­CORD­ING TO a sur­vey con­ducted by Ernst & Young and the Bureau for Eco­nomic Re­search on the lend­ing stan­dards of banks, rel­a­tively fewer re­tail banks tight­ened lend­ing stan­dards in fourth quar­ter 2009 com­pared with the third quar­ter. But as the graph shows, the bias is still to­wards tighter lend­ing cri­te­ria. Some in­vest­ment banks again tight­ened credit pa­ram­e­ters.

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