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Sri Lanka - Financial sector quarterly update (Inglês)

This note reviews the trends of some of the key indicators which have an impact on the financial sector performance. The main indicators identified are: 1) banking sector performance in terms assets, deposits, advances, 2) interest rates, 3) exchange rate movements, 4) inflation and; 5) capital market movements. The data is collected from the Central Bank, individual banks, Department of Census and Statistics and Colombo Stock Exchange. If the data is adjusted by respective organizations in subsequent notes, records will be adjusted accordingly. At the end of the second quarter 2005, out of the total assets in the commercial banking sector, the two state commercial banks (SCBs) accounted for 43 percent, while the private domestic banks (PDBs) had an equal share. During the same period, the performance of the licensed specialized banks (LSB) conveyed, out of the total assets of the LSBs, the National Savings Bank (NSB) led with 63 percent followed by DFCC Bank (13 percent), (NDB) (10 percent), Regional Development Banks (6 percent) and the State Mortgage and Investment Bank (SMIB) (3 percent). In terms of their lending operations, DFCC led with 26 percent followed by NSB (23 percent), NDB (20 percent), RDB (13 percent) and SMIB (7 percent). NPLs, as a percentage of total advances of the LSBs, increased from 9.8 percent in the first quarter to 11.0 percent.




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