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FACTBOX-Loan exposures to Greece, Ireland, Portugal
April 28, 2011 / 7:01 PM / 7 years ago

FACTBOX-Loan exposures to Greece, Ireland, Portugal

 April 28 (Reuters) - Overseas lenders accelerated their
retreat from Greece and Ireland at the end of last year as
wobbles in the euro area returned, data from the Bank for
International Settlements (BIS) show. [ID:nL9E7F6005]
 BIS statistics, the only ones to chart cross-border lending
around the world, showed French and German banks are easily the
biggest lenders to Greek borrowers. The exposure includes credit
to both public and private sector borrowers.
 For an interactive graphic to show the exposure, double
click on: r.reuters.com/zag39r
 The following are selected overseas exposures at the end of
December (in billions of U.S. dollars):

 NATIONALITY OF      BORROWERS IN
 LENDER              GREECE      SPAIN      PORTUGAL     IRELAND
 ---------------------------------------------------------------
 FRANCE               53.0       141.5       27.0         36.8
 GERMANY              34.0       181.9       36.4        118.2
 SPAIN                 1.1          --       86.0         11.1
 ITALY                 4.2        29.9        4.1         14.2
 UNITED KINGDOM       13.1       112.1       24.4        152.4
 JAPAN                 1.4        22.6        2.2         26.7
 UNITED STATES         7.4        41.1        5.4         65.4
 ---------------------------------------------------------------
 TOTAL EXPOSURE      160.9       846.4      225.5        652.3
 ---------------------------------------------------------------
 SOURCE: Bank for International Settlements consolidated banking
tatistics, preliminary data for end-December.
 NOTE: The BIS statistics show cross-border lending of lenders
in BIS-reporting countries, on the basis of the nationality of
the lenders' ultimate owner and of the immediate borrower.
Borrowers include banks, non-bank private sector and public
sector.
 (Compiled by Steve Slater; Editing by Ron Askew)

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