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Net foreign assets at Rs 141.7 bn for week to 10 July 15: Bank of Mauritius

Net foreign assets at Rs 141.7 bn for week to 10 July 15: Bank of Mauritius

Mauritius’ estimated net foreign assets for the week ended 10 July 2015 stood at Rs 141.7 billion, noted the central bank in its weekly survey, while the monetary base comprised Rs 28.2 billion for currency in circulation and Rs 44.2 billion for liabilities to other depository corporations, with liabilities to other sectors at Rs 183 million.

Mauritius’ central bank released on 21 July 2015 its survey for the week ending 10 July 2015, which showed that net foreign assets are estimated at Rs 141.7 billion.

These comprised claims on non-residents amounting to Rs 141.8 billion, less liabilities to non-residents amounting to Rs 120 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 1.6 billion while net claims on the central government stood at – Rs 23.2 billion, with Rs 3.4 billion for claims on Central Government and deduction of liabilities to Central Government of Rs 26.6 billion. Finally, claims on other sectors amounted to Rs 3.8 billion.

Concerning the monetary base, it stood at Rs 72.8 billion, comprising Rs 28.2 billion for currency in circulation, Rs 44.2 billion for liabilities to other depository corporations while liabilities to other sectors amounted to Rs 183 million.

In addition, securities other than shares included in broad money amounted to Rs 2.0 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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