The balance sheet of the Lebanese Central Bank (BdL) observed a growth in total assets that reached $104.09B in September 2016, recording a 0.37% increase from August’s 2016 level, and a 13.60% rise from last year’s value.
In details, foreign assets, constituting 39 % of total assets, witnessed a monthly decline of 0.32%. Moreover, the securities’ portfolio (24.68% of the total assets) dropped by 0.83% over the same period to reach $25.69B by September 2016. As for gold reserves, due to a slight increase of 0.53% in gold prices that reached $1,316/ounce end of September, their value (11.69% of total assets) rose 0.9% from August 2016, to $12.23B by September this year.
Loans to the financial sector (5.70% share of total assets) increased by a monthly 14.69% to stand at $5.93B in September 2016.
As for the liabilities, financial sector deposits, contributing to 78.97% of the total, fell 0.23% during the same period to $82.21B. On the contrary, public sector deposits (6.70% of total liabilities) witnessed an upturn of 5.18% to reach $6.97B in September, 2016.
BDL’s Total Assets in September (in $B)