Monday, January 2, 2012

Eurozone M3 contraction

Below is the latest data from Credit Suisse on the eurozone money stock - M3, the broadest indicator. This is troubling because if Germany's M3 continued to expand, the periphery economies credit conditions deteriorated even faster than the euro area as a whole.

Credit Suisse: That weakness on the money side was reflected in a deterioration in the credit counterparts. Bank lending fell 0.1% on the month. That was largely driven by a drop in loans to firms. Banks also continued to delever outside the euro area. Their net external assets fell EUR25bn in November after a EUR60bn drop in October.
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