Lebanon’s Central Bank’s (BdL) revealed a 0.25%monthly up tick by Mid-December in its total assets to $92.66B compared to $92.43B by November 15. In addition, an 8.12% growth in total assets from $85.70B has also been registered from the beginning of the year.
Foreign assets, which grasped 41.00% of total assets, went down by 1.30% month-on-month to $37.99B by Mid-December. Similarly, gold (10.59% of total assets) declined by 1.87% from mid of last month to $9.81B on the back of the 2.21% fall in international gold prices, over the same period. In contrast, securities’ portfolio (18.24% of total assets) improved by 2.55%, from November 15, to $17.85B by Mid-December, while loans to the financial sector (5.19% of total assets) augmented by 1.99% m-o-m to $5.01B.
On the liabilities side, financial sector deposits grew by 0.80% m-o-m to $74.60B, taking 80.51% of total liabilities by December 15, while public sector deposits (6.55% of total liabilities) declined by 6.88% to $6.07B, over the same period.
BDL’s Total Assetsby Mid-December ($B)