The balance sheet of the Lebanese Central Bank, BDL, posted a marginal 0.36% monthly increase in total assets to $103.94B in February 2017.
Foreign assets, constituting 39.84% of total assets, inched up by 0.88% from January 2017, to $41.40B. Moreover, securities portfolio (24.04% of the total assets) fell by 2.94% to $24.99B. Meanwhile, the value of gold reserves (11.12% of total assets) grew by 4.03%, over the same period, to $11.57B, following the 2.81% monthly increase in international gold prices during February 2017.
As for loans to the financial sector (5.89% share of total assets), they declined 2.45% to $6.12B in the second month of 2017.
On the liabilities side, financial sector deposits, with a share of 80.66% of the total, rose by a monthly 0.74% to $83.83B in February 2017. On the contrary, public sector deposits (5.97% share of liabilities) plunged by 12% from the previous month to reach $6.21B in February this year.
BDL’s Total Assets in February (in $B)