JAKARTA, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Loans by commercial banks in Indonesia expanded 7.5 percent in October from a year earlier, the central bank said on Thursday.
Loan growth in Indonesia had slowed from above 20 percent during the era of commodity boom to just 6.47 percent in September - the weakest pace since 2009.
In a bid to get banks to lend more, the central bank has trimmed its main policy rate six times this year by a total of 150 basis points.
Earlier on Thursday, Bank Indonesia held the main policy rate steady, citing global uncertainty. (Reporting by Nilufar Rizki, Hidayat Setiaji and Gayatri Suroyo; Editing by Richard Borsuk)