SINGAPORE, March 31 (Reuters) – Total bank lending in
Singapore fell in February from the previous month, as a drop in
loans to basic commerce and monetary institutions balance out
boosts in loans to makers, central bank information showed on
Loans and advances by domestic banks in the city-state
totaled up to S$ 603.52 billion ($438.73 billion) last month,.
compared to S$ 607.47 billion in January, according to data.
from the Monetary Authority of Singapore.February bank lending grew 3.3 percent from S$ 584.47 billion. a year earlier.Housing and bridging loans in February increased to S$ 178.38. billion from S$ 168.17 billion a year earlier. These loans stood. at S$ 178.27 billion in January.Loans and advances in non-Singapore Asian
were S$ 558.12 billion in February, up from S$ 553.65 billion in.
January.For details of the latestthe current regular monthly data, see. www.mas.gov.sg
($1 =1.3756 Singapore dollar).(Reporting by Jongwoo Cheon and Masayuki Kitano; Editing by. Shri Navaratnam)