02 December 2019 06:32 am

Liquid assets amount to €1.11 billion in September
Podgorica, (MINA-BUSINESS) – According to the statistics of the Central Bank of Montenegro (CBCG), average liquid assets of Montenegrin banks saw a monthly increase of
0.8 percent in September to €1.11 billion.

Compared with September of 2018, the average liquid assets increased by 7.3 percent.

The liquidity index of the banking system was above the required minimum in this period.

At the end of September, the combined balance of all banks amounted to €4.59 billion, and it was 0.1 percent lower than the month before, and four percent higher than in September of 2018.

In the overall structure of banks’ assets, the highest share was that of loans with 66.2 percent, cash and deposits with central banks with 19.6 percent, securities with 12.1 percent, while other categories of assets accounted for the remaining 2.1 percent.

In the overall structure of liabilities, deposits had the highest share of 76.6 percent, followed by capital and loans with 13 percent and 7.2 percent respectively. Other categories of liabilities accounted for the remaining 3.2 percent.

At the end of September, the total capital of banks amounted to €594.2 million, 0.4 percent more than in August, and 14.8 percent more than in the corresponding period of 2018.