By Sebnem Turhan
Residents’ foreign exchange (FX) deposit accounts declined by USD 893m from USD 235.6bn to USD 234.7bn in the week ending on February 19, compared to the previous week, according to the Central Bank’s weekly money and banking statistics. Real persons’ FX accounts fell by USD 685m to USD 148.7bn and legal persons’ FX accounts declined by USD 208m to USD 85.9bn. Meanwhile, real persons’ USD deposit accounts decreased by USD 128m to USD 76.2bn while their USD equivalent precious stones deposit accounts fell by USD 552m to USD 34.8bn and their USD equivalent EUR deposit accounts rose by USD 19m to USD 34.6bn. Legal persons’ USD deposit accounts increased by USD 90m to USD 46.3bn while their USD equivalent EUR deposit accounts dropped by 232m to USD 35.6bn and their USD equivalent precious stones deposit accounts dropped by USD 41m.