The government raised Rs168.75bn from the auction of Market Treasury Bills of various tenors held last Thursday, missing its target of Rs200.00bn and also falling short of the received amount of Rs301.36bn.

Of the total, six month T-bill fetched Rs77.42bn at a cut off yield of 5. 91pc followed by three month T-bill with Rs60.54bn at 5.86pc, and 12 month T-bill Rs30.79bn at 5.92pc. The cut off yield remained unchanged.

The central bank had received total bids worth Rs301.36bn: 6 month T-bill Rs137.44bn, followed by 3 month T-bill Rs120.87bn and 12 month T-bill Rs43.06bn.

According to the weekly statement of position of all scheduled banks for the week ended Aug 19, 2016 deposits and other accounts of all scheduled banks stood at Rs10,207.59bn after a 0.62pc rise over the preceding week’s figure of Rs10,144.14bn. Compared with last year’s corresponding figure of Rs8,944.84bn, the current week’s figure was higher by 14.12pc.

Deposits and other accounts of all commercial banks stood at Rs10,151.28bn against preceding week’s deposits of Rs10,087.73bn, showing an increase of 0.63pc. Deposits and other accounts of specialised banks stood at Rs56.31bn, down 0.18pc against previous week’s figure of Rs56.41bn.

Total assets of all scheduled banks stood at Rs13,627.94bn, lower by 1.21pc over preceding week’s figure of Rs13,795.09bn. Current week’s figure is higher by 8.08pc compared to last year’s corresponding figure of Rs12,609.23bn.

Total assets of all scheduled banks stood higher by 8.08pc compared to last year’s corresponding figure

Total assets of all commercial banks stood at Rs13,403.46bn, lower by 1.23pc over previous week’s figure of Rs13,570.32bn, while total assets of specialised banks at Rs224.48bn, were lower 1.23pc over the previous week’s Rs224.77bn.

Gross advances of all scheduled banks stood at Rs5,047.52bn, smaller by 0.34pc over the preceding week’s figure of 5,064.78bn. Compared with last year’s corresponding figure of Rs4,550.56bn, current week’s figure is higher by 10.92pc.

Advances by all commercial banks fell to Rs4,884.05bn from previous week’s Rs4,901.53bn indicating a fall of 0.36pc, whereas advances of specialised banks stood at Rs163.47bn against previous week’s 163.25bn.

Borrowings by all scheduled banks decreased in the week under review. It fell by 13.30pc to Rs1,435.13bn against previous week’s Rs1,655.19bn. Compared to last year’s corresponding figure of Rs1,694.62bn, current week’s figure is lower by 15.31pc.

Borrowings by commercial banks in the week at Rs1,358.52bn were lower by 13.95pc against previous week’s Rs1,578.71bn. Borrowings by specialised banks stood at Rs76.61bn against the previous week’s Rs76.61bn.

Investments of all scheduled banks stood at Rs6,962.69bn against preceding week’s figure of Rs7,059.38bn, showing a decline of 1.37pc. Compared to last year’s corresponding figure of Rs6,293.16bn, current week’s figure is higher by 10.64pc.

Investments by all commercial banks stood at Rs6,919.64bn, smaller by 1.40pc against preceding week’s figure of Rs7,017.94bn, whereas investment by all specialised banks stood at Rs43.05bn against preceding week’s figure of Rs41.44bn.

Cash and balances with treasury banks of all scheduled banks decreased over the week and stood at Rs758.18bn against previous week’s Rs795.69bn, showing a decrease of 4.7pc. Current week’s figure increased by 4.24pc compared to last year’s corresponding figure of Rs727.33bn.

Cash and balances of all commercial banks stood at Rs754.94bn, lower by 4.80pc over previous week’s Rs792.94bn. Cash and balances of all specialised banks were larger by 17.57pc at Rs3.24bn against the preceding week’s Rs2.75bn.

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