Net of valuation changes. Starting November 2017, the BDL foreign assets include the Lebanese government's sovereign bonds issued in foreign currencies. The change in the BDL net foreign assets during the current year includes the net flow of the internationally traded Lebanese government’s sovereign bonds in foreign currencies that were acquired by BDL through the same year only.
A statement that summarizes an economy’s transactions with the rest of the world for a specified time period. The balance of payments encompasses all transactions between a country’s residents and its nonresidents involving goods, services and income; financial claims on and liabilities to the rest of the world; and transfers.