According to the Central Bank’s balance sheet, total assets reached $115.93B in November 2017, up by 13.3% since the beginning of the year.
In details, Foreign assets (composing 36.14% of total assets) witnessed a year to date (y-t-d) uptick of 2.92%, to $41.9B. Similarly, the Securities’ portfolio (23.48% of the total assets) rose by 5.34% y-t-d to reach $27.22B. In turn, Gold reserves (10.3% of total assets) increased by 11.53% over the same period, to stand at $11.94B in Nov. 2017.
Moreover, Loans to the financial sector (10.36% stake of total assets) rose to $12.01B, up from $6.4B in Dec.2016.
On the liabilities side, Financial sector deposits (81.92% of total liabilities) went up by 12.84% during the same period to stand at $94.97B. Meanwhile, public sector deposits (4.65% of total liabilities) declined by 2.15% to stand at $5.4B compared to December 2016’s level.
BDL’s Total Assets in Nov. (in $B)
Source: Banque du Liban