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Syria

Syria Financial sector Stats

Definitions

  • Assets > Claims on governments > Etc. > Annual growth as % of M2: Claims on governments and other public entities (IFS line 32an + 32b + 32bx + 32c) usually comprise direct credit for specific purposes such as financing of the government budget deficit or loans to state enterprises, advances against future credit authorisations, and purchases of treasury bills and bonds, net of deposits by the public sector. Public sector deposits with the banking system also include sinking funds for the service of debt and temporary deposits of government revenues. Money and quasi money (M2) comprise the sum of currency outside banks, demand deposits other than those of the central government, and the time, savings, and foreign currency deposits of resident sectors other than the central government."
  • Assets > Claims on governments and other public entities > Current LCU: Claims on governments and other public entities (IFS line 32an + 32b + 32bx + 32c) usually comprise direct credit for specific purposes such as financing of the government budget deficit or loans to state enterprises, advances against future credit authorisations, and purchases of treasury bills and bonds, net of deposits by the public sector. Public sector deposits with the banking system also include sinking funds for the service of debt and temporary deposits of government revenues. Data are in current local currency."
  • Assets > Claims on private sector > Annual growth as % of M2: Claims on private sector (IFS line 32d) include gross credit from the financial system to individuals, enterprises, nonfinancial public entities not included under net domestic credit, and financial institutions not included elsewhere. Money and quasi money (M2) comprise the sum of currency outside banks, demand deposits other than those of the central government, and the time, savings, and foreign currency deposits of resident sectors other than the central government."
  • Assets > Net foreign assets > Current LCU: Net foreign assets are the sum of foreign assets held by monetary authorities and deposit money banks, less their foreign liabilities. Data are in current local currency."
  • Capital markets > Financing via international capital markets > Gross inflows > % of GDP: Financing via international capital markets is the sum of gross bond issuance, bank lending and new equity placement. Bond issuance is the notional amount of bond issuance by government, public and private sector borrowers in international capital markets. Bank lending is the committed amount of funds raised by government, public and private sector borrowers via international syndicated lending. Equity placement is the notional amount of cross-border equity placement."
  • Exchange rates and prices > GDP deflator > Base year varies by country: The GDP implicit deflator is the ratio of GDP in current local currency to GDP in constant local currency. The base year varies by country.
  • Exchange rates and prices > Inflation > Consumer prices > Annual %: Inflation as measured by the consumer price index reflects the annual percentage change in the cost to the average consumer of acquiring a basket of goods and services that may be fixed or changed at specified intervals, such as yearly. The Laspeyres formula is generally used."
  • Exchange rates and prices > Inflation > GDP deflator > Annual %: Inflation as measured by the annual growth rate of the GDP implicit deflator shows the rate of price change in the economy as a whole. The GDP implicit deflator is the ratio of GDP in current local currency to GDP in constant local currency.
  • Interest rates > Deposit interest rate: Deposit interest rate is the rate paid by commercial or similar banks for demand, time, or savings deposits."
  • Interest rates > Interest rate spread > Lending rate minus deposit rate: Interest rate spread is the interest rate charged by banks on loans to prime customers minus the interest rate paid by commercial or similar banks for demand, time, or savings deposits."
  • Interest rates > Lending interest rate: Lending interest rate is the rate charged by banks on loans to prime customers.
  • Interest rates > Real interest rate: Real interest rate is the lending interest rate adjusted for inflation as measured by the GDP deflator.
  • Monetary holdings > Liabilities > Bank liquid > Reserves to bank assets ratio: Ratio of bank liquid reserves to bank assets is the ratio of domestic currency holdings and deposits with the monetary authorities to claims on other governments, nonfinancial public enterprises, the private sector, and other banking institutions."
  • Monetary holdings > Liabilities > Money and quasi money > M2 > Current LCU: Money and quasi money comprise the sum of currency outside banks, demand deposits other than those of the central government, and the time, savings, and foreign currency deposits of resident sectors other than the central government. This definition of money supply is frequently called M2; it corresponds to lines 34 and 35 in the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) International Financial Statistics (IFS). Data are in current local currency."
  • Monetary holdings > Liabilities > Quasi-liquid liabilities > % of GDP: Quasi-liquid liabilities are the sum of currency and deposits in the central bank (M0), plus time and savings deposits, foreign currency transferable deposits, certificates of deposit, and securities repurchase agreements, plus travelers checks, foreign currency time deposits, commercial paper, and shares of mutual funds or market funds held by residents. They equal the M3 money supply less transferable deposits and electronic currency (M1)."
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Assets > Claims on governments > Etc. > Annual growth as % of M2 -2.87% 2008 98th out of 144
Assets > Claims on governments and other public entities > Current LCU 59.2 billion 2008 39th out of 145
Assets > Claims on private sector > Annual growth as % of M2 7.28% 2008 109th out of 143
Assets > Net foreign assets > Current LCU 582.98 billion 2008 40th out of 145
Capital markets > Financing via international capital markets > Gross inflows > % of GDP 0.07% 2009 44th out of 126
Exchange rates and prices > GDP deflator > Base year varies by country 179.23 2009 78th out of 162
Exchange rates and prices > Inflation > Consumer prices > Annual % 2.92% 2009 80th out of 161
Exchange rates and prices > Inflation > GDP deflator > Annual % -7.56% 2009 150th out of 163
Interest rates > Deposit interest rate 8.33% 2007 27th out of 144
Interest rates > Interest rate spread > Lending rate minus deposit rate 1.84% 2007 123th out of 130
Interest rates > Lending interest rate 10.04% 2009 76th out of 114
Interest rates > Real interest rate 19.04% 2009 15th out of 102
Monetary holdings > Liabilities > Bank liquid > Reserves to bank assets ratio 20.11% 2008 33th out of 158
Monetary holdings > Liabilities > Money and quasi money > M2 > Current LCU 1.66 trillion 2008 37th out of 144
Monetary holdings > Liabilities > Quasi-liquid liabilities > % of GDP 32.75% 2008 52nd out of 138

SOURCES: International Monetary Fund, International Financial Statistics and data files.; Dealogic, and World Bank GDP estimates.; World Bank national accounts data, and OECD National Accounts data files.; International Monetary Fund, International Financial Statistics and data files using World Bank data on the GDP deflator.; International Monetary Fund, International Financial Statistics and data files, and World Bank and OECD GDP estimates.

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Syria Economy > Financial sector Profiles (Subcategories)

Assets 7 Interest rates 4
Exchange rates and prices 5 Monetary holdings 9

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