Central Bank announces money supply aggregate M0 increases by 1.0%

WAM ABU DHABI, 28th January, 2014 (WAM) — The U.A.E. Central Bank has announced that the money supply aggregate M0 (currency in circulation + currency at banks) increased by 1.0% from AED 62.8 billion at the end of October 2013 to AED 63.4 billion at the end of November of the same year.

The money supply aggregate M1 (currency in circulation plus monetary deposits, i.e., current accounts and call accounts at banks) increased by 3.3%, from AED 361.5 billion at the end of October 2013 to AED 373.3 billion at the end of November of the same year.

The money supply aggregate M2 which comprises of M1 and quasi-monetary deposits (resident time and savings deposits in Dirhams, commercial prepayments in Dirhams and resident deposits in foreign currencies), increased by 3.3% from AED 1,003.5 billion at the end of October 2013 to AED 1,036.8 billion at the end of November of the same year.

The money supply aggregate M3 (M2 plus government deposits at banks operating in the U.A.E. as well as at the Central Bank) decreased by 0.5% from AED 1,223.1 billion at the end of October 2013 to AED 1,217.2 billion at the end of November of the same year.

Total bank deposits decreased by 0.9% during the month of November 2013, reaching AED 1,273.5 billion, as a result of a decrease in resident deposits by 0.7%, and a decrease in non-resident deposits by 3.2% while total bank loans and advances (net of provisions and interest in suspense) increased by 1.4% to reach AED 1,173.7 billion. Total bank assets increased by 0.2% to reach AED 1,991.0 billion, at the end of November 2013.

During the first eleven months of 2013, the monetary aggregate M2 increased by 20.2%, while bank loans and advances increased by 6.8% and total bank deposits increased by 9.1%, as a result of an increase in resident deposits by 12.3%.

WAM/Esraa/Moran

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