Wednesday, 15 January 2014 - 7:18
Sri Lanka credit to business up in November 2013
Official data showed, credit to business and personal customers rose 22.3 billion rupees in November 2013 to 2,519 billion rupees, up 7.3 percent from a year earlier, while loans to the state fell.
Credit to state enterprises fell 18.8 billion rupees to 308 billion rupees, and credit to the central government fell 3.5 billion rupees to 1,325 billion rupees.
Credit to the government was still up 25.6 percent to 1,325.5 billion rupees, and credit to state enterprises were up 18 percent in November 2013 from a year earlier.