The balance sheet of the Lebanese Central Bank (BdL) observed a growth in total assets that reached $117.99B in October 2017, recording a 15.32% rise from year end.
In details, foreign assets, constituting 36.85% of total assets, witnessed a y-t-d upturn of 6.82%, to $43.48B. Moreover, the securities’ portfolio (24.52% of the total assets) increased by 11.96% over the same period to reach $28.93B by October 2017. Loans to the financial sector (9.12% share of total assets) rose to $10.76B by October 2017 from $6.4B in December 2016.
As for gold reserves, their value (9.95% of total assets) rose by 9.71% from December 2016, to $11.76B by October this year.
On the liabilities side, financial sector deposits, contributing to 81.70% of the total, went up by 14.55% during the same period to $96.40B. Similarly, public sector deposits (5.28% of total liabilities) dropped by 13.05% y-t-d to reach $6.23B in October 2017.
BDL’s Total Assets in October (in $B)