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Investments fall by 0.68pc

August 07, 2017

According to the weekly statement of position of all scheduled banks for the week ended July 21, deposits and other accounts of all scheduled banks stood at Rs11,761.50bn after a 0.65pc increase over the preceding week’s figure of Rs11,685.139bn.

Compared with last year’s corresponding figure of Rs10,193.372bn, the current week’s figure was higher by 15.38pc.

Deposits and other accounts of all commercial banks stood at Rs11,690.320bn against preceding week’s deposits of Rs11,615.648bn, showing a rise of 64.00pc.

Deposits and other accounts of specialised banks stood at Rs71.180bn, higher by 2.43pc against previous week’s figure of Rs69.491bn.

Total assets of all scheduled banks stood at Rs16,221.306bn, lower by 0.46pc over preceding week’s figure of Rs16,297.169bn. Current week’s figure is higher by16.45pc compared to last year’s corresponding figure of Rs13,929.290bn.

Borrowings by all scheduled banks decreased in the week under review

Total assets of all commercial banks stood at Rs15,972.423bn, smaller by 0.42pc over previous week’s figure of Rs16,040.509bn, while total assets of specialised banks at Rs248.884bn, were lower 3.03pc over the previous week’s Rs256.660bn.

Borrowings by all scheduled banks decreased in the week under review.

It fell by 5.64pc to Rs2,371.844bn against previous week’s Rs2,513.709bn. Compared to last year’s corresponding figure of Rs1,714.914bn, current week’s figure is higher by 38.30pc.

Borrowings by commercial banks in the week at Rs2,287.372bn were higher by 5.50pc against previous week’s Rs2,420.541bn. Borrowings by specialised banks stood at Rs84.472bn against the previous week’s Rs93.167bn.

Investments of all scheduled banks stood at Rs8,026.285bn against preceding week’s figure of Rs8,081.760bn, showing a fall of 0.68pc. Compared to last year’s corresponding figure of Rs7,080.515bn, current week’s figure is higher by 13.35pc.

Investments by all commercial banks stood at Rs7,977.135bn, smaller by 0.70pc against preceding week’s figure of Rs8,033.016bn, whereas investment by all specialised banks stood at Rs49.149bn against preceding week’s figure of Rs48.744bn.

Published in Dawn, The Business and Finance Weekly, August 7th, 2017