According to the balance sheet of the Lebanese Central Bank (BDL), total assets slipped by a monthly 1.20% to $121.28B in mid- March 2018. In details, Foreign Assets (constituting 35.79% of total BDL Assets) rose by marginal 0.57% m-o-m to stand at $43.41B and Securities’ Portfolio (26.51% of total assets) increased by a monthly 1.54% to $32.15B. Loans to the local financial sector (12.46% share of total assets) also rose by 3.08% compared to mid-February, to reach $15.11B in mid-March 2018. However, BDL’s Gold Reserves (10.06% of total assets) and Other assets (5.09% of total assets) fell by 2.13% and 27.94% to settle at $12.20B and $6.18B, respectively, over the same period.
On the liabilities side, Financial sector deposits, (81.88% of total BDL liabilities) fell by 0.98% m-o-m to stand at $99.03B, and Public sector deposits (5.54% of total liabilities) revealed an 8.16% monthly plunge to $6.72B in mid-March 2018.
Total Assets at BDL in mid-March (in $B)