Residents’ foreign exchange (FX) deposit accounts rose to USD 236.1bn from USD 235.3bn in the week ending January 22, compared to the previous week, according to the Central Bank’s weekly Money and banking statistics. Both real persons and legal persons raised their FX deposits in this period. Accordingly, real persons’ FX accounts reached USD 150.8bn, a USD 247m increase, and legal persons’ FX accounts rose to nearly USD 87bn, a USD 507m increase. Real persons’ USD deposit accounts decreased by USD 67m to USD 76.4bn while USD equivalent precious stones deposit accounts rose to USD 35.9bn, an increase of USD 32m. USD equivalent EUR deposit accounts reached 34.6bn, an increase of USD 236m in the same week. Meanwhile, legal persons’ USD deposit accounts decreased by USD 93m to USD 46.28bn and their USD equivalent EUR deposit accounts reached USD 35.69bn, an increase of USD 616m.
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