1. India’s forex reserves at life-time peak of $375.71 bn

India’s forex reserves at life-time peak of $375.71 bn

The forex reserves touched a fresh life-time high of $375.71 billion after rising by $2.985 billion in the week to May 5, helped by increase in foreign currency assets, the Reserve Bank said.

By: | Mumbai | Updated: May 12, 2017 6:46 PM
Expressed in US dollar terms, FCAs include the effects of appreciation/depreciation of non-US currencies, such as the euro, pound and the yen, held in the reserves. (Reuters)

The forex reserves touched a fresh life-time high of $375.71 billion after rising by $2.985 billion in the week to May 5, helped by increase in foreign currency assets, the Reserve Bank said.

The reserves had risen by $1.594 billion to $372.73 billion in the previous week.
Foreign currency assets (FCAs), a major component of the overall reserves, rose by $2.474 billion to $351.53 billion in the reporting week, the RBI said.

Expressed in US dollar terms, FCAs include the effects of appreciation/depreciation of non-US currencies, such as the euro, pound and the yen, held in the reserves.

After remaining stable for past few weeks, gold reserves rose by $569.9 million to $20.438 billion, the central bank said.

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The special drawing rights with the International Monetary Fund decreased marginally by $0.4 million to $1.459 billion.

The country’s reserve position with the Fund, too, declined by $58.4 million to $2.288 billion, the RBI said.

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