Fed poll positive on lending standards but demand still weak

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The net percentage of domestic banks that tightened household and business lending standards continued to fall from its peak at the end of last year, the Federal Reserve's 2009 October Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey found.

The survey, out Monday, found that about 35% of domestic banks reported tightening standards on commercial real estate loans, down from 45% in July. The net percentage of domestic institutions that reported weaker demand for commercial real-estate loans remained historic

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