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Macao's resident deposits up 0.2 pct in Feb.

04-10-2012 14:30 BJT

MACAO, April 10 (Xinhua) -- Macao's resident deposits in February increased slightly by 0.2 percent from the previous month to 303.7 billion patacas (38 billion U.S. dollars), according to the figures released on Tuesday by the Monetary Authority of Macao.

Of the resident deposits, pataca deposits and Hong Kong dollars (HKD) deposits decreased at respective rates of 1.7 percent and 0. 8 percent, while other foreign currency deposits grew 5.3 percent, the figures indicated.

As for non-resident deposits, the value grew by 5.5 percent month-to-month to 114.2 billion patacas (14.3 billion U.S. dollars) in the period, of which public sector deposits with local banking sector increased by 5.3 percent to 29.9 billion patacas (3.7 billion U.S. dollars), according to the DSEC.

As a result, total deposits with the banking sector increased by 1.8 percent from the previous month to 447.8 billion patacas ( 56 billion U.S. dollars) in February, with the shares of pataca and HKD in total deposits standing at 21.5 percent and 44.4 percent respectively, the DSEC said.


Editor:Wang Lingfei |Source: Xinhua

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