Armenian banks’ investments in securities at the end of April 2012 stood at over 142.5 billion drams

14.06.2012 15:19
Armenian banks’ investments in securities at the end of April 2012 stood at over 142.5 billion drams

YEREVAN, June 14, /ARKA/. Armenian banks’ investments in securities (government bonds) at the end of April 2012 stood at over 142.5 billion drams, by 10.7% less than in the previous month of March, according to a Central Bank report on aggregated money and credit indicators for April.

Overall, as of April 30, Armenian residents investments in government bonds stood at about 212.6 billion drams, a 1.5% increase from the previous month.

According to the report, the banks accounted for 65.9% of all investments in government bonds. The share of Central Bank’s investment in State Treasury Bonds (STB) amounted to about 22.7%, and that of non-bank agents, dealers and investors to 11.3%.

According to the report, total (residents and nonresidents) investments in STB AS OF April 30 stood at about 216.2 billion drams, which was 1.5% more than in March . ($1 - 414.6 drams). -0-


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