Foreign exchange reserves in India fall to $398 bn, RBI data shows

By: | Published: October 14, 2017 3:05 AM

India's foreign exchange reserves dropped by $862.20 million as on October 6 to $398.794 billion, data from the RBI show.

Foreign exchange reserves. RBI. IndiaThe Reserve Position in the IMF fell by .9 million to .26 billion.

India’s foreign exchange reserves dropped by $862.20 million as on October 6 to $398.794 billion, data from the RBI show.

Foreign currency assets, which form a key component of reserves, fell by $1.391 billion from the previous week to $373.795 billion.

FCAs are maintained in major currencies like US dollar, euro, pound sterling, Japanese yen etc. Movement in the FCA occur mainly on account of purchase and sale of foreign exchange by the RBI, income arising out of the deployment of foreign exchange reserves, external aid receipts of the government and revaluation of assets.

Gold reserves, however, came as a saviour as it increased by $548.60 million to $21.24 billion. Special drawing rights (SDR) from the International Monetary Fund fell by $7.9 million from the previous week to $1.49 billion. SDR is an international reserve asset created by the IMF and allocated to its members in proportion of their quota at the IMF. The Reserve Position in the IMF fell by $11.9 million to $2.26 billion.

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