According to the Central Bank’s (BDL) balance sheet, total assets recorded a 0.47% monthly rise to reach $85.43B by end of September.
The bank’s foreign assets edged up by 0.97% to $38.42B and its securities portfolio widened by 2.09% to $13.30B. Likewise, loans to the local financial sector increased by 3.32% to $3.92B in September.
Gold reserves declined by 6.13% from August, to $11.13B, noting that during this period the price of gold followed a downward trend, falling by 6.08% to $1,287.04/ounce end of September.
On the liabilities side, financial sector deposits grew by 2.14% month-on-month to $66.01B while public sector deposits dropped by 4.38% to $6.85B by end of the third quarter.
BDL’s Total Assetsby September