The combined balance sheet of the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) inched down 0.8% to $191.07 billion in the first quarter of 2015 as compared to $192.67 billion in the same period of 2014.
Retail banks’ balance sheet grew 3.8% to $80.45 billion in Q1-15 from $77.50 billion in Q1-14, according to data issued by the CBB.
Meanwhile, the balance sheet of wholesale banks decreased to $110.62 billion in Q1-15 from $115.16 billion in the corresponding period of 2014.
Islamic banks’ budget increased 4.3% to $25.22 billion in Q1-15 from $24.18 billion in Q1-14.
The central bank showed a rise in its liabilities that reached $50.80 billion as compared to $47.72 billion.