Money Supply aggregate (M0) increases to AED 60 billion by end of May, says Central Bank

WAM ABU DHABI, June 27th, 2013 (WAM) — Central Bank announced that money supply aggregate M0 (currency in circulation + currency at banks) increased by 2.0% from AED 58.8 billion at the end of April 2013 to AED 60.0 billion at the end of May of the same year.

Money supply aggregate M1 (currency in circulation plus monetary deposits, i.e., current accounts and call accounts at banks) increased by 1.6%, from AED 336.0 billion at the end of April 2013 to AED 341.4 billion at the end of May of the same year.

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 1.0%, from AED 909.0 billion at the end of April 2013 to AED 917.9 billion at the end of May of the same year.

Money supply aggregate M3 (M2 plus government deposits at bank operating in the UAE as well as at the Central Bank) increased by 0.1% from AED 1,173.6 billion at the end of April 2013 to AED 1,174.9 billion at the end of May of the same year.

Total bank deposits increased by 0.4% during the month of May 2013 to close at AED 1,246.6 billion, as a result of an increase in resident deposits by 0.5%. While total bank loans and advances (net of provisions and interest in suspense) increased by 0.8% to reach AED 1,131.1 billion, and total bank assets increased by 0.4% to reach AED 1,873.5 billion, at the end of May 2013.

During the first five months of 2013, monetary aggregate M2 increased by 6.4%, while bank loans and advances increased by 2.9% and total bank deposits increased by 6.7%, as a result of an increase in resident deposits by 8.4%.

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