External liabilities of monetary financial institutions operating in the UK rose by $86.4 billion during Q1 2012. The rise in liabilities was more than accounted for by Developed Countries, with the largest increases to Italy, Spain, the United States and Germany. Liabilities to Offshore Centres fell, mainly accounted for by a decrease in liabilities to the Bahamas. Liabilities to Developing Countries increased, with the largest rise in deposits from Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
During Q1 2012, external claims of monetary financial institutions operating in the UK rose by $83.6 billion. The rise in claims was more than accounted for by Developed Countries and by an increase in claims on Germany. Claims on Offshore Centres decreased, driven by a fall in claims on the Cayman Islands and Singapore. Claims on Developing Countries rose, with the largest increases reported against Qatar and Brazil.
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