Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas' profit more than triples to P42.7 billion

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas' profit more than triples to P42.7 billion



When you hear or read this kind of news, you’ll be happy or relieved because you know your government is doing their job- and doing it well.

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) just announced that it has more than tripled its earnings to P42.69 billion in January to November last year due to gains from foreign exchange fluctuations.

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (photo credit to philstar)


Revenues for 2018 rose 3.9 percent to P61.35 billion.

The interest income on international reserves and domestic securities jumped 31.1 percent to P69.56 billion, wiping out the P8.1 billion losses from miscellaneous activities.

Expenses declined 7.8 percent to P56.28 billion due mainly to lower interest expenses and taxes and licenses.
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas also shelled out P8.44 billion for income tax expense in the first 11 months of 2018.
BSP said that the net income before gains on foreign exchange fluctuations declined 7.8 percent to P56.28 billion due mainly to lower interest expenses and taxes and licenses.
The BSP also shelled out P8.44 billion for income tax expense in the first 11 months of 2018.

The Net income before gains on income tax expense, foreign exchange fluctuations, and capital reserves amounted to P5.08 billion, reversing the P1.98 billion net loss incurred a year ago.
BSP said Gains on foreign exchange fluctuations surged 243.7 percent to P52.76 billion. The gains were realized from servicing of matured foreign exchange obligations as well as the maturity of derivative instruments.

The BSP explains that the gains also represents realized from foreign currency-denominated transactions, that includes the rollover or re-investments of matured foreign exchange investments with foreign financial institutions and foreign exchange-denominated government securities.
Gains or losses from fluctuations in foreign exchange rates on matured, sold, paid and exchanged or settled foreign exchange assets and liabilities is the way BSP books it.
BSP on occasions of excessive movements of currency, enters the market to maintain order and stability, when needed it also stands ready to provide some liquidity and ensure that legitimate demands for foreign currency to be satisfied.


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