Belgian and Slovene central banks tighten macro-prudential regimes

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The central banks of Belgium and Slovenia have both tightened macro-prudential restrictions, in response to what they say is mounting housing and consumer credit risk. 

Both countries are members of the eurozone. The Bank of Slovenia said that “the risks associated with consumer lending remain elevated, despite our previous actions”.

The National Bank of Belgium warned of rising risks in even stronger terms. It said it had decided it “must take preventive action”. Its own analysis had showed

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