People walk outside Lebanon's Central Bank in Beirut November 6, 2014. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
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Figures issued by the International Monetary Fund show that there were 294.2 borrowers per 1,000 adults at commercial banks in Lebanon at the end of 2014, constituting an increase of 4.8 percent from 280.7 in 2013 and compared to 179.1 in 2005 .As a result, Lebanon had the 28th highest depositors' penetration rate among 70 countries worldwide with available figures for 2014, the 13th highest among 21 UMICs and the second largest among eight Arab countries, as reported by Lebanon This Week, the economic publication of the Byblos Bank Group.As such, Lebanon had the 42nd highest deposit account penetration rate among 109 countries worldwide with available figures for 2014, the 19th highest among 31 UMICs and the highest among 12 Arab countries.
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