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TABLE-Kuwait bank loan growth picks up slightly in February

April 18 (Reuters) - Kuwait's central bank released the following February money supply and bank lending data.

KUWAIT MONEY SUPPLY FEB 17 JAN 17 FEB 16 M1 change yr/yr (pct) 3.2 2.9 -2.6 M2 change yr/yr 1.4 2.9 3.0 M2-M1 pct change yr/yr 0.7 2.9 5.1 Bank priv. sector claims yr/yr 2.9 2.7 7.2 KUWAIT CENTRAL BANK FOREIGN ASSETS bln dinars 8.930 8.813 8.399 change yr/yr (pct) 6.3 11.5 -4.1 NOTE: Percentage changes are Reuters calculations based on official data. Year-earlier money supply and bank lending figures are revised.

(Reporting by Andrew Torchia Editing by Jeremy Gaunt)