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According to the weekly statement of position of all scheduled banks for the week ended June 14, 2018 deposits and other accounts of all scheduled banks stood at Rs12,348.960 billion after a 0.57 per cent increase over the preceding week’s figure of Rs12,278.628bn. Compared with last year’s corresponding figure of Rs11,421.347bn, the current week’s figure was higher by 8.12pc.

Deposits and other accounts of all commercial banks stood at Rs12,279.436bn against preceding week’s deposits of Rs12,212.838bn, showing a rise of 0.54pc. Deposits and other accounts of specialised banks stood at Rs69.524bn, higher by 5.67pc against previous week’s figure of Rs65.790bn.

Total assets of all scheduled banks stood at Rs17,818.552bn, higher by 0.98pc over preceding week’s figure of Rs17,644.992bn. Current week’s figure is higher by 11.18pc compared to last year’s corresponding figure of Rs16,025.975bn.

Borrowings by all scheduled banks showed a rise of 3.17pc against previous week’s figure

Total assets of all commercial banks stood at Rs17,566.792bn, higher by 0.97pc over previous week’s figure of Rs17,397.947bn, while total assets of specialised banks at Rs251.760bn were higher by 1.90pc over the previous week’s Rs247.044bn.

Gross advances of all scheduled banks stood at Rs7,174.921bn, higher by 0.34pc over the preceding week’s figure of 7,150.190bn. Compared with last year’s corresponding figure of Rs6,009.881bn, current week’s figure is higher by 19.38pc.

Advances by all commercial banks increased to Rs7,002.171bn from previous week’s Rs6,977.707bn indicating a rise of 0.35pc, whereas advances of specialised banks stood at Rs172.750bn against previous week’s Rs172.483bn.

Borrowings by all scheduled banks showed a rise in the week under review. It rose by 3.17pc to Rs3,163.709bn against previous week’s Rs3,066.222bn. Compared to last year’s corresponding figure of Rs2,389.783bn, current week’s figure is higher by 32.38pc.

Borrowings by commercial banks in the week at Rs3,070.956bn were higher by 3.23pc against previous week’s Rs2,974.764bn. Borrowings by specialised banks stood at Rs92.753bn against the previous week’s figure of Rs91.458bn.

Investments of all scheduled banks stood at Rs7,918.232bn against preceding week’s figure of Rs7,911.721bn, higher by 0.08pc. Compared to last year’s corresponding figure of Rs7,928.504bn, current week’s figure is smaller by 0.12pc.

Investments by all commercial banks stood at Rs7,866.536bn, higher by 0.05pc against preceding week’s figure of Rs7,861.931bn, whereas investment by all specialised banks stood at Rs51.696bn against preceding week’s figure of Rs49.790bn.

Cash and balances with treasury banks of all scheduled banks increased over the week and stood at Rs1,175.650bn against previous week’s Rs1,091.700bn, showing a rise of 7.68pc. Current week’s figure increased by 20.44pc compared to last year’s corresponding figure of Rs976.088bn.

Cash and balances of all commercial banks stood at Rs1,172.237bn, higher by 7.72pc over previous week’s Rs1,088.148bn. Cash and balances of all specialised banks were smaller by 5.77pc at Rs3.413bn against the preceding week’s Rs3.622bn.

Notes in circulation stood at Rs4,918.330bn during the week ended June 15, according to the Statement of Affairs of the State Bank of Pakistan, against Rs4,752.563bn a week earlier, showing a rise of 3.48pc. Compared to last year’s corresponding figure of Rs4,041.097bn, current week’s figure is higher by 21.70pc.

Published in Dawn, The Business and Finance Weekly, July 2nd, 2018

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