The balance sheet of the Lebanese Central Bank (BdL) revealed that total assets reached $94.41B in February 2016, recording a 2.41% monthly increase from January’s level.
Foreign assets, constituting 39.38% of total assets, inched up by 0.42% by the end of February, to $37.17B. Moreover, securities portfolio (20.44% of the total assets) added 1.61% month-on-month (m-o-m) to $19.30B. Meanwhile, the value of gold reserves (12.01% of total assets) grew by 10.40% from January’s level to $11.34B, following the 9.15% monthly increase in international gold prices during February 2016.
As for loans to the financial sector (5.64% share of total assets), they increased from $4.92B in January 2016 to $5.32B in the second month of the year.
On the liabilities side, financial sector deposits, with a share of 79.61% of the total, ticked up 0.06% (m-o-m) to $75.16B in February 2016. Similarly, public sector deposits (6.07% of total liabilities) grew by 3.79% from January 2015 to reach $5.73B in February this year.
BDL’s Total Assets in February (in $B)