Friday, May 21, 2010

UAE money supply growth slows to 2.1% at April end

Money supply in the UAE grew 2.1 percent year on year at the end of April, down from a 3.3 percent rise in the previous month, central bank data showed on Wednesday.

M3, the broadest measure of money circulating in the economy and an indicator of future inflation, grew only 1.4 percent in February in the slowest pace since at least 2001 as banks grappled with Dubai's debt restructuring.

It rose to $256.2 billion at the end of April, from $254.5 billion at the end of March, the data showed.
Money circulating in the second largest Arab economy and the world's third largest oil producer had more than doubled in the two years to the end of 2008.

Bank credit grew 2.4 percent year on year to $278.2 billion in April, but edged down marginally from $278.24 billion in March, the data showed.

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Source : Reuters

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