Lenders are bullish on light manufacturing concerns and technology, but continue their pullback from the lackluster retail sector, according to a new survey.

Nearly two-thirds of 116 lenders polled in Phoenix Management Services' quarterly questionnaire are actively marketing to light manufacturing companies and plan on doing so for the next six months. But 35% of lenders have scaled back exposure to retailers, whose holiday selling season failed to revive their prospects. Another 42% plan to do so over the next six months.

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