BDL Assets Significantly Rise by End of August 2017

The balance sheet of the Lebanese Central Bank (BdL) observed a growth in total assets that reached $112.85B in August 2017, recording a 10.29% rise from end of year value.

In details, foreign assets, constituting 37.99% of total assets, witnessed a y-t-d upturn of 5.30%, to $42.87B. Moreover, the securities’ portfolio (25.35% of the total assets) increased by 10.71% over the same period to reach $28.61B by August 2017. As for gold reserves, their value (10.68% of total assets) also rose by 12.61% from December 2016, to $12.06B by August this year.

Loans to the financial sector (5.41% share of total assets) declined by a monthly 4.59% to $6.10B in August 2017.

On the liabilities side, financial sector deposits, contributing to 80.82% of the total, went up by 8.37% during the same period to $91.20B. Similarly, public sector deposits (5.40% of total liabilities) increased by 10.44% to reach $6.09B in August, 2017.

BDL’s Total Assets in August (in $B)

Source: BDL


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