Forex Kitty Continues To Swell, Touches A New High Of $448 Billion
U.S. one-hundred dollar banknotes run through a counting machine at the Hang Seng Bank Ltd. headquarters in Hong Kong, China. (Photographer: Paul Yeung/Bloomberg)

Forex Kitty Continues To Swell, Touches A New High Of $448 Billion


Foreign exchange reserves continued their upward march surging $1.710 billion to touch a new high of $447.81 billion in the week to Nov. 8, according to weekly data released by the Reserve Bank of India.

In the previous week, the reserves surged by $3.515 billion to reach $446.098 billion.

The increase was mainly on account of a rise in foreign currency assets, a major component of the overall reserves and jumped by $2.174 billion to $415.828 billion in the reporting week, as per the data released on Friday.

Expressed in dollar terms, the foreign currency assets include the effect of appreciation or depreciation of non-U.S. units like the euro, pound and the yen held in forex reserves.

During the week, gold reserves declined by $443 million to $26.910 billion.

The special drawing rights with the International Monetary Fund were down by $3 million to $1.44 billion during the week.

The country's reserve position with the IMF also decreased by $17 million to $3.630 billion, the data showed.

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