Forex reserves fall $1.12 b to $276.26 b

Last Updated: Friday, October 4, 2013 - 19:31

Mumbai: Forex reserves fell by USD 1.12 billion to USD 276.26 billion in the week to September 27 as foreign currency assets fell sharply by nearly USD 1.3 billion, the Reserve Bank said on Friday.

The reserves had jumped USD 2.03 billion to USD 277.38 billion in the previous week.

Foreign currency assets declined by USD 1.29 billion to USD 247.924 billion for the week under review, the RBI data showed.

Foreign currency assets expressed in dollar terms include the effect of appreciation or depreciation of the non-US currencies such as the euro, pound and yen, held in the reserves, the apex bank said.

The gold reserves remained unchanged at USD 21.724 billion for the fourth week in a row, according to the RBI data.

The special drawing rights rose by USD 1.1 million to USD 4.43 billion, while the country's reserve position in the IMF rose by USD 177.7 million to USD 2.19 billion, the RBI data showed.


First Published: Friday, October 4, 2013 - 19:31

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