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Loan growth weak but signs of corporate lending pick-up (Barclays)

MADRID | The Corner | Weak loan growth continues in Europe, although there are signs of recovery in corporate lending in France, Italy, UK, Sweden and Belgium. Bank lending surveys point to improving mortgage demand in Italy and Spain; but some deterioration in the UK. For Corporates, banks are reporting some increase in expected corporate loan demand into the year end, most notably in France and Spain, Barclays analysts commented on Friday.