PRESS RELEASE

Publication of the results of the January 2004 bank lending survey for the euro area

12 February 2004

The European Central Bank (ECB) is today publishing the report on the results of the January 2004 bank lending survey for the euro area.

The bank lending survey has been developed by the Eurosystem in order to enhance the understanding of bank lending behaviour in the euro area.

The survey is conducted four times a year, at the beginning of each quarter. The cut-off date for the receipt of data from banks participating in the survey was 16 January 2004.

The report is available on the ECB’s website at http://www.ecb.europa.eu.

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