Qatar Dec bank loan growth 11.8 pct, lowest since May 2011

Sun Feb 9, 2014 7:20am EST

Feb 9 (Reuters) - Money supply (M2) growth in Qatar rose to
19.6 percent year-on-year in December from 15.6 percent in
November, central bank data showed on Sunday.
    But growth in total bank credit slowed to 11.8 percent, the
slowest rate since May 2011, from 12.3 percent. 
    
QATAR MONEY SUPPLY          END-DEC 13   END-NOV 13   END-DEC 12
 
 M1 change yr/yr (pct)       16.5          7.5         11.1
 M2-M1 yr/yr                 20.6         18.1         27.2
 M2 change yr/yr             19.6         15.6         22.9
 Total credit yr/yr          11.8         12.3         26.6
  
QATAR C.BANK NET FOREIGN RESERVES 
 bln riyals                 151.7        142.5        118.9
 change yr/yr (pct)          27.5         -1.5        110.4
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