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UAE Central Bank says assets rise to $810bn

Central Bank of the UAE says total deposits are boosted by a rise in non-resident deposits during July

UAE Central Bank says assets rise to $810bn
The UAE Central Bank has announced that its gross assets rose by 0.6 percent in July.

The UAE Central Bank has announced that its gross assets rose by 0.6 percent, climbing to AED2.97 trillion ($810 billion) at the end of July compared to the month earlier.

Gross credit increased by 0.7 percent to AED1.7 trillion while total bank deposits grew by AED3.3 billion, attributable to an AED6.3 billion rise in non resident deposits, dominating the decline of AED3 billion in resident deposits, state news agency WAM reported.

Last month, the Central Bank said that total banking reserves totalled AED298 billion ($81.1 billion) by the end of May, a growth of AED5 billion during the past five months.

The rise, according to CBUAE's Banking Indicators Report, was driven by an increase in the bank's reserve requirements which rose to AED126.3 billion in May, with the current accounts up to AED24.5 billion and certificates of deposits to AED147.1 billion.

In terms of credit, loans provided to the government rose by 1.6 percent to AED204.8 billion in May, with business and industrial sector credit hitting AED807 billion.

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