According to preliminary data of the money survey of the Russian Central Bank, net foreign assets of credit institutions amounted to 1.555 trillion rubles (about $48.92bn) as of December 1, 2002, gaining RUR454bn (about $14.28bn) as compared to January 1, 2002, the department for external and public relations of the Central Bank reported.
The domestic credit, including all liabilities of public authorities, state and private companies and private individuals to the Russian banking system, amounted to 2.659 trillion rubles (about $83.66bn). As compared to the beginning of 2002, this figure advanced RUR459.3bn (about $14.45bn). This sum consists of RUR665.232bn (about $20.93bn) in public authorities' liabilities, RUR108.691bn (about $3.42bn) in liabilities of non-financial state companies, 1.850 trillion rubles (about $58.20bn) in liabilities of private non-financial companies and individuals, and RUR34.479bn (about $1.08bn) in liabilities of other financial institutions.
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