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Bank of Mauritius survey shows net foreign assets at Rs 150.3 bn for week ending December 11.

Bank of Mauritius survey shows net foreign assets at Rs 150.3 bn for week ending December 11.

Estimated net foreign assets for the week ended 11 December 2015 stood at Rs 150.3 billion in Mauritius, said the central bank’s weekly survey, and concerning the monetary base of Rs 71.5 billion, it comprised Rs 29.6 billion for currency in circulation, Rs 41.5 billion for liabilities to other depository corporations while liabilities to other sectors amounted to Rs 134 million.

Mauritius’ central bank released on 22 December 2015 its weekly survey for 11 December 2015, which showed that net foreign assets are estimated at Rs 150.3 billion.

These comprised claims on non-residents amounting to Rs 150.6 billion, less liabilities to non-residents amounting to Rs 266 million.

Next were domestic assets, which are disaggregated as Claims on Other Depository Corporations, Net Claims on Central Government, and Claims on Other Sectors.

Claims on Other Depository Corporations are estimated at Rs 1.1 billion while net claims on the central government stood at – Rs 28.7 billion with Rs 3.0 billion for claims on Central Government and deduction of liabilities to Central Government of Rs 31.6 billion. Finally, claims on other sectors amounted to Rs 3.8 billion.

Concerning the monetary base, it comprised Rs 29.6 billion for currency in circulation, Rs 41.5 billion for liabilities to other depository corporations while liabilities to other sectors amounted to Rs 134 million.

In addition, securities other than shares included in broad money amounted to Rs 2.8 billion, deposits excluded from broad money amounted to Rs 58 million and Rs 1 million for securities other than shares excluded from broad money.

Finally, central bank data also showed that shares and other equity – which is essentially equity capital and reserves compiled by the bank consisting of equity, general and special reserves – stood at the level of Rs 25.2 billion.

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