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JAKARTA, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Loans by commercial banks in Indonesia grew 6.83 percent in August from a year ago, slower than July's expansion pace of 7.74 percent, the financial services authority (OJK) said in a statement.
August loan growth is the slowest since November 2009.
The OJK said banks' foreign currency denominated credit contracted 11.76 percent from a year ago in August, while loans in local currency grew 10.70 percent. (Reporting by Gayatri Suroyo; Editing by Michael Perry)