According to the balance sheet of the Lebanese Central Bank (BdL), total assets grew by 1.57% to $122.75B in mid- February, compared to $120.86B mid-January.
Foreign assets (35.16% of total assets) and gold reserves (10.15% of the total assets) revealed respective increases of 1.46% and 0.71% between mid-January 2017 and Mid-February of 2018 to $43.17B and $12.46B. Moreover, securities’ portfolio (25.79% of the total assets) registered a 7.12% rise over the same period to reach $31.66B by mid-February 2018. Loans to the local financial sector (11.94% share of total assets), they rose by a monthly 6.53% to $14.66B in mid-February 2018.
On the liabilities side, financial sector deposits, grasping an 81.69% share of the total, marginally fell by 0.79% during the same period to $100.28B. Public sector deposits (5.96% of total liabilities) rose by 17.59% to reach $7.32B in mid-February- 2018.
BDL’s Total Assets in mid-February (in $B)