THE government managed to raise Rs44.226bn from the auction of Treasury bills of various tenors during the auction on December 24.

Of the total, 12-month T-bills generated highest interest amongst investors and raised Rs37.032bn at a cut-off yield of 9.4731pc, followed by six-month T-bills with Rs6.294bn at 9.4801pc and three-month T-bills with Rs0.9bn at 9.4789pc.

The central bank had received total bids worth Rs96.903bn. Of this, 12-month T-bills had attracted Rs89.647bn, followed by six-month T-bills with Rs6.294bn and three-month T-bills with Rs0.961bn.

Twelve-month Treasury bills fetched the highest amount of Rs37.032bn during the latest T-bill auction

According to the weekly statement of position of scheduled banks for the week ending December 12, deposits and other accounts of all scheduled banks rose 0.8pc to Rs8,195.099bn, against the preceding week’s figure of Rs8,130.547bn.

Cash and balances with treasury banks of all scheduled banks went up 2.66pc to Rs678.894bn in the week under review, against the earlier week’s figure of Rs661.331bn.Deposits and other accounts of all commercial banks rose to Rs8,166.463bn in the week, against the preceding week’s figure of Rs8,101.934bn, showing an increase of 0.8pc. Deposits and other accounts of all specialised banks stood at Rs28.636bn in the week, against the previous week’s figure of Rs28.613bn.

Cash and balances with treasury banks of all commercial banks stood at Rs675.343bn in the week, against the preceding week’s figure of Rs657.607bn, up 2.70pc. Cash and balances with treasury banks of all specialised banks stood at Rs3.551bn in the week, against the preceding week’s figure of Rs3.724bn.

Investments of all commercial banks stood at Rs4,840.611bn in the week, against the preceding week’s figure of Rs4,808.013bn, showing a rise of 0.68pc. Investments of all specialised banks stood at Rs35.819bn in the week, against the preceding week’s figure of Rs35.946bn.Investments of all scheduled banks stood at Rs4,876.43bn in the week ending December 12, up 0.67pc from the prior week’s figure of Rs4,843.96bn.

Gross advances by scheduled banks stood at Rs4,375.774bn in the week under review, up 0.36pc over the preceding week’s figure of Rs4,360.197bn. Advances by commercial banks rose 0.36pc to Rs4,238.613bn in the week, against the earlier week’s figure of Rs4,223.355bn. Advances by specialised banks stood at Rs137.161bn in the week.

Total assets of all commercial banks stood at Rs10,809.546bn in the week, up 0.48pc over the previous week’s figure of Rs10,757.542bn. Total assets of all specialised banks stood at Rs183.364bn in the week, against the previous week’s Rs183.969bn.Total assets of all scheduled banks stood at Rs10,992.91bn in the week ending December 12, higher by 0.47pc over the preceding week’s figure of Rs10,941.511bn.

Borrowings by all scheduled banks fell 1.04pc to Rs1,064.898bn in the week under review, against the previous week’s Rs1,076.084bn. Borrowings by all commercial banks declined to Rs989.393bn in the week. Borrowings by specialised banks stood at Rs75.505bn in the week, against the preceding week’s Rs75.821bn.

Other liabilities of all scheduled banks stood at Rs432.490bn in the week ending December 12, up 1.43pc from the preceding week’s level of Rs426.376bn.

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