According to the balance sheet of the Lebanese Central Bank (BDL), total assets slipped by 0.18% year to date (y-t-d) to $102.14B in mid- April 2017.
In details, Foreign Assets (constituting 38.93% of total BDL Assets) fell by 2.33% y-t-d to stand at $39.76B and Securities’ Portfolio (23.70% of total assets) dropped by 6.34% y-t-d to $24.2B. Loans to the local financial sector (5.70% share of total assets) also fell by 9.07% compared to end-Dec.2016, to reach $5.82M in mid-Apr. 2017. However, BDL’s Gold Reserves (11.63% of total assets) edged up by 10.92% from end-Dec.2016, to settle at $11.87B over the same period.
On the liabilities side, Financial sector deposits, (79.59% of total BDL liabilities) fell by 3.41% y-t-d to stand at $81.29B, while Public sector deposits (6.40% of total liabilities) revealed an 18.47% y-t-d uptick to $6.53B in mid-April 2017.
Total Assets at BDL in mid-April (in $B)