cbe

USD
57.4395
58.5883
,
GBP
71.4592
72.8884
,
EUR
62.7929
64.0488
,
CHF
61.7733
63.0088
,
SEK
4.9426
5.0415
,
NOK
4.8382
4.935
,
DKK
7.6177
7.7701
,
DJF
,
JPY
0.3318
0.3384
,
CAD
38.0352
38.7959
,
SAR
13.8591
14.1363
,
AED
14.1523
14.4353
,
XAF
0.012
0.0122
,
INR
,
KES
,
AUD
35.0416
35.7424
,
SDR
,
ZAR
,
CNY
7.1607
7.3039
,
KWD
179.4572
183.0463

awash

USD
57.4395
58.5883
,
EUR
62.7929
64.0488
,
GBP
71.4592
72.8884
,
CHF
61.7733
63.0088
,
SAR
13.8591
14.1363
,
AED
14.1523
14.4353
,
CAD
38.0352
38.7959

abyssinia

GBP
71.4592
72.8884
,
CHF
61.7733
63.0088
,
EUR
62.7929
64.0488
,
USD
57.4395
58.5883
,
CAD
38.0352
38.7959
,
AED
14.1523
14.4353
,
SAR
13.8591
14.1363
,
SEK
4.9426
5.0415
,
NOK
4.8382
4.935

abay

USD
55.8018
56.9178
,
EUR
60.0874
61.2891
,
GBP
70.1819
71.5855
,
CHF
63.3607
64.6279
,
AUD
36.5948
37.3267
,
AED
15.1953
15.4992
,
CNY
7.775
7.9305
,
DKK
8.059
8.2202
,
DJF
0.3125
0.3188
,
INR
0.6691
0.6825
,
JPY
0.3816
0.3892
,
KES
0.3636
0.3709
,
NOK
5.1001
5.2021
,
SAR
14.8773
15.1748
,
ZAR
2.919
2.9774
,
SEK
5.3255
5.432
,
SDR
74.1829
75.6666

zemen

CAD
42.1542
42.9973
,
EUR
62.5113
63.7615
,
GBP
74.3797
75.8673
,
SEK
5.4388
5.5476
,
USD
57.4183
58.5667

buna

nib

GBP
71.4592
72.8884
,
EUR
62.7929
64.0488
,
CHF
61.7733
63.0088
,
USD
57.4395
58.5883
,
CAD
38.0352
38.7959
,
AED
14.1523
14.4353
,
SAR
13.8591
14.1363

berhan

wegagen

USD
57.212
58.3562
,
GBP
69.2475
70.6325
,
EURO
61.1024
62.3244
,
CAD
37.593
38.3449
,
AUD
34.1883
34.8721
,
CHF
61.2047
62.4288
,
SEK
4.901
4.999
,
NOK
4.8468
4.9437
,
DKK
7.4131
7.5614
,
DJF
0.2862
0.3268
,
INR
0.6848
0.6985
,
KSH
0.4418
0.4506
,
JPY
0.329
0.3356
,
SAR
13.7998
14.0758
,
AED
14.0958
14.3777
,
ZAR
3.1723
3.2357
,
CNY
7.1366
7.2793
,
KWD
178.0416
181.6024

dgb

USD
57.3597
58.5069
,
GBP
72.864
74.3213
,
EUR
61.7248
62.9593
,
CHF
63.4931
64.763
,
CAD
41.9265
42.765

enat

USD
57.2406
58.3854
,
GBP
72.5868
74.0385
,
CHF
64.4819
65.7715
,
SEK
5.1879
5.2917
,
NOK
5.1733
5.2768
,
DKK
8.1014
8.2634
,
KES
0.4271
0.4356
,
JPY
0.3673
0.3746
,
DJF
0.3181
0.3245
,
CAD
41.1312
41.9538
,
AUD
36.4897
37.2195
,
SAR
15.1424
15.4452
,
AED
15.5162
15.8261
,
ZAR
2.9861
3.0458
,
CNY
7.846
8.0029

addis

nbe

USD
57.4395
58.0139
,
GBP
74.8264
74.8552
,
CHF
64.6841
64.7133
,
SEK
5.4614
5.4629
,
NOK
5.3461
5.3473
,
DKK
8.4174
8.418
,
DJF
0.3217
0.3235
,
INR
0.6874
0.6878
,
KES
0.4393
0.4427
,
JPY
0.3667
0.3667
,
CAD
42.0279
42.031
,
AUD
38.72
38.7487
,
SAR
15.3139
15.3147
,
AED
15.6379
15.6387
,
EUR
62.7929
62.7986
,
XDR
76.1763
76.1763
,
ZAR
3.1622
3.1629
,
CNY
7.9124
7.9144
,
KWD
187.9133
188.0339

dashen

USD
57.4395
58.5883
,
GBP
71.4592
72.8884
,
CHF
61.7733
63.0088
,
SEK
4.9426
5.0415
,
NOK
4.8382
4.935
,
DKK
7.6177
7.7701
,
JPY
0.3318
0.3384
,
CAD
38.0352
38.7959
,
SAR
13.8591
14.1363
,
AED
14.1523
14.4353
,
EUR
62.7929
64.0488
,
DJF
,
INR
,
KES
,
AUD
35.0416
35.7424
,
ZAR
,
CNY
7.1607
7.3039
,
KWD
179.4572
183.0463
,
AED

oromia

USD
57.4344
58.5831
,
GBP
74.4809
75.9705
,
EUR
62.6035
63.8556
,
CHF
64.1367
65.4194
,
SAR
15.3126
15.6189
,
AED
15.6365
15.9492

lion

coop

USD
57.4344
58.5831
,
GBP
74.4809
75.9705
,
EUR
62.6035
63.8556
,
SAR
15.3126
15.6189
,
AED
15.6365
15.9492

gadaa

USD
57.3701
58.5175
,
GBP
69.8498
71.2468
,
EUR
61.9425
63.1814
,
AED
14.1352
14.4179
,
SAR
13.8402
14.117
,
CHF
60.8558
62.0729

hijra

EUR
48
45
,
USD
52.46
62.82
,
GBP
96.55
101.88
,
AED
59.75
63.41
,
KWD
30
25
,
SAR
23
20

amhara

tsehay

USD
57.4395
58.5883
,
GBP
71.4592
72.8884
,
EUR
62.7929
64.0488
,
CAD
38.0352
38.7959
,
SAR
13.8591
14.1363
,
AED
14.1523
14.4353

tsedey

USD
57.4395
58.5883
,
EUR
62.7929
64.0488
,
GBP
71.4592
72.8884
,
AED
14.1523
14.4353

Why are Ethiopian Banks facing a shortage of cash?

Ethiopian Banks facing a shortage of cash
 

Why are Ethiopian Banks facing a shortage of cash, Ethiopian Banks are not  providing services as they are expected to do so or as they are used to. Recently it has been witnessed that  banks are not providing services to their customers, especially to those who requires to withdraw large amounts of cash from their account.

 

It has been seen in the previous week that customers are having a hard time getting the service they want, according to Alain news Amharic and their time spent with the brunch managers confirmed that except few Banks most of the Banks in Ethiopia are now facing cash shortage and has temporarily stopped providing loan services.

 

On the other hand, the customers who visited their nearest branch of the Banks that they are a customer to commented that they are experiencing difficulties in keeping up there day to day tasks because of this problem, according to their words, the Banks exaggerated reasons when the customers request a withdrawal of a large amount of cash or to get a loan.

 

 

What is the reason behind Ethiopian Banks facing a shortage of cash?

 

It has been previously predicted by Ethiopian Economists that Ethiopia’s ability to purchase cash might face a fall following the inflation that the country is facing in addition to the socio-political situation the country is going through

 

One of the known Ethiopian Economist Ato Wasihun made a statement on the situation of Ethiopian Banks facing a shortage of cash by stating the leading causes for the situation, Ato Wasihun said one of the reasons that banks are facing a shortage of cash is the fact that it is the season of closing the budget and paying annual taxes and the large amount of money at private Banks is diverted to government banks.

 

The second reason would be the inflation that the country is facing is due to the high circulation of cash in the market and it may be a step taken to correct this. The third reason is that the cash in the market is returned to the bank for various reasons

 

Ato Wasihun also commented that the third reason may be a measure taken based on the discussion between the banks and the National Bank of banning cash supplies and loans so that the cash in the market can be returned to the bank for various reasons.

 

And last reason for Ethiopian Banks facing a shortage of cash  is that the industries and commercial institutions in operation that have previously taken a large number of loans from the banks are unable to pay their loan on the expected time due to many reasons where one of which is the institutions being unable to earn enough income to cover their debt.

 

according to the economist Mr. Shewafera, the government of Ethiopia has been sending more money to the market than its ability to generate and carry cash in the past years.

 

Banks have banned cash and loans because the National Bank has taken the right steps to deal with inflation and the cost of living said  Another economist, Mr. Shewafera Sthahun,

In particular, the government has been printing large amounts of money, spending large amounts of money on projects that are not helpful to the economy, the political unsettlement has made its contribution to Ethiopia’s economy, said Mr. Shewafera.

 

As a result, not only are citizens exposed to undue inflation, Mr. Shewafera pointed out that the fact that banks continue to give excessive loans has caused additional and complex damage to the economy.

 

The experts stated their positive point of view on the National Bank’s decision to not announce the decision to the public in order not to harm the country’s economy and said that if the cash ban is studied and implemented for a certain period, it will stabilize the inflation. Although the banks’ decision upsets their customers, it will benefit the country by stabilizing inflation.

 

It is also highly pointed out that although Ethiopian Banks facing a shortage of cash  and the  banks’ decision may upset their customers, it will benefit the country by stabilizing the inflation rate, and that the credit ban should be implemented in a manner that does not harm urgent operations.