OREANDA-NEWS. On October 21, 2008 Narodniy Bank (People's Bank) issued credits for over 223 billion soums this year, including 63 billion soums to finance investment projects.

The bank said its credit portfolio increased by 143 billion soums or almost doubled to 265 billion soums, the press service of Narodniy Bank said.

Narodniy Bank also credited small and private businesses for 43 billion soums, which allowed to create 7,950 new jobs.