November 24 (SeeNews) - The Moldovan banks had 37.07 billion lei ($3.3 billion/2.2 billion euro) in total assets at the end of October, down by 3.0% from a year earlier, the country's central bank, BNM, said on Tuesday.
The tier-one capital of the banks, which includes common stock and retained profit, totalled 6.4 billion lei at the end of October, down by 1.94% from a year earlier, the BNM said.
Return on assets (ROA) dropped to an average 0.18% in October from 4.02% a year earlier. Return on equity (ROE) fell to 0.94% from 23.13% in October 2008.
The share of foreign capital in Moldova's banking system rose to 74.89% at the end of October from 73.09% a year earlier.
Ex-Soviet Moldova has 15 commercial banks.
(1 euro=16.5705 Moldovan lei)