Lending through the Federal Reserve Board's discount window grew 3.3% during the past week, to $109.2 billion.

Traditional borrowing from commercial banks increased 14.6%, to $38 billion. Lending to weak institutions fell nearly 19%, to $705 million.

Borrowings against asset-backed commercial paper did not budge during the week, remaining at $113 million, and investment banks continued to abstain from the window.

Separate from the discount window, the Fed purchased $58.1 billion in commercial paper as of Wednesday, a 5.1% decline from a week earlier.

Reserves held by financial institutions at the central bank grew 7.2%, to $777 billion. The Fed's balance sheet increased 1.3%, to $2.02 trillion.

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