THE ASSETS OF BNB DROPPED BY NEARLY BGN50MLN
The assets of the Bulgaria national bank's Issue Department dropped by some 48.8 million leva in the week ending March 30, according to the weekly report of the bank released last Monday. On March 23 they were 6,868.4 million leva and at the end of last week 6,820.04 million leva. Foreign exchange cash increased by the equivalent of some 88 million leva to 2,005.5 million leva. Notes and coins in circulation went down from 2,382.2 million leva to 2,348.1 million leva. Marketable foreign securities in the assets of the Issue Department decreased by 148.6 million leva to 4,108.2 million leva. The deposits of the Government and state-financed organizations in the liabilities of the Department rose by 129.7 million leva to 2,329.1 million leva. The deposits of the central bank's Banking Department increased by 29.5 million leva to 1,046.4 million leva.