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According to the weekly statement of position of all scheduled banks for the week ended December 29, 2017 deposits and other accounts of all scheduled banks stood at Rs12,361.806 billion after a 3.32 per cent increase over the preceding week’s figure of Rs11,964.134bn. Compared with last year’s corresponding figure of Rs11,202.886bn, the current week’s figure was higher by 10.34pc.

Deposits and other accounts of all commercial banks stood at Rs12,281.221bn against preceding week’s deposits of Rs11,884.263bn, showing a rise of 3.34pc. Deposits and other accounts of specialised banks stood at Rs80.585bn, higher by 0.89pc against previous week’s figure of Rs79.871bn.

Total assets of all scheduled banks stood at Rs17,593.975bn, higher by 3.70pc over preceding week’s figure of Rs16,968.144bn. Current week’s figure is higher by16.40pc compared to last year’s corresponding figure of Rs15,116.395bn.

Total assets of all commercial banks stood at Rs17,300.741bn, higher by 3.71pc over previous week’s figure of Rs16,682.124bn, while total assets of specialised banks at Rs293.235bn were higher 2.52pc over the previous week’s Rs.286.020bn.

Gross advances of all scheduled banks stood at Rs6,529.968bn, higher by 2.83pc over the preceding week’s figure of Rs6,350.315bn. Compared with last year’s corresponding figure of Rs5,571.985bn, current week’s figure is higher by 17.20pc.

Borrowings by all scheduled banks were higher by 7.25pc

Advances by all commercial banks increased to Rs6,357.903bn from previous week’s Rs6,178.430bn indicating a rise of 2.90pc, whereas advances of specialised banks stood at Rs172.065bn against previous week’s Rs171.885bn.

Borrowings by all scheduled banks increased in the week under review. It rose by 7.25pc to Rs3,005.546bn against previous week’s Rs2,802.466bn. Compared to last year’s corresponding figure of Rs1,839.203bn, current week’s figure is higher by 63.41pc.

Borrowings by commercial banks in the week at Rs2,889.998bn were higher by 7.35pc against previous week’s Rs2,692.120bn. Borrowings by specialised banks stood at Rs115.548bn against the previous week’s figure of Rs110.346bn.

Investments of all scheduled banks stood at Rs8,541.521bn against preceding week’s figure of Rs8,308.474bn, higher by 2.80pc.

Compared to last year’s corresponding figure of Rs7,233.328bn, current week’s figure is higher by 18.08pc.

Investments by all commercial banks stood at Rs8,460.687bn, higher by 2.82pc against preceding week’s figure of Rs8,228.417bn, whereas investment by all specialised banks stood at Rs.80.834bn against preceding week’s figure of Rs80.057bn.

Cash and balances with treasury banks of all scheduled banks increased over the week and stood at Rs.1,203.504bn against previous week’s Rs956.313bn, showing a rise of 25.85pc.

Current week’s figure increased by 10.60pc compared to last year’s corresponding figure of Rs1,088.191bn.

Cash and balances of all commercial banks stood at Rs1,197.616bn, higher by 25.80pc over previous week’s Rs951.940bn.

Cash and balances of all specialised banks were higher by 34.61pc at Rs5.888bn against the preceding week’s Rs4.374bn.

Published in Dawn, The Business and Finance Weekly, January 15th,2018