LAKE OZARK, Mo. - Though pleased with overall bank performance in his state, Missouri Finance Commissioner Earl Manning said he is monitoring the situation as liquidity tightens and lending standards ease.

At June 30, assets of the state's banks were up 7.1% from the same time last year, to $74 billion, he said. He reported data for the 414 state banks he regulates as well as Missouri's nearly 60 national banks.

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