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Forex reserves dip by $2.3 bn to $407.8 bn as foreign currency assets fall

Gold reserves rose by $102.9 mn to $21.331 bn in the reporting week

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Press Trust of India Mumbai
India's foreign exchange reserves declined by $2.25 billion to $407.81 billion in the week to June 22 on account of fall in foreign currency assets, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) data showed.
In the previous week, reserves had decreased by $3.04 billion to $410.07 billion.
Forex reserves had touched a record high of $426.028 billion in the week to April 13, 2018. Reserves had crossed the $400-billion mark for the first time in the week to September 8, 2017, but have since been fluctuating.
In the reporting week, foreign currency assets, a major component of the overall reserves, dipped by $2.833 billion to $382.499 billion, data showed.
Expressed in US dollar terms, foreign currency assets include the effect of appreciation or depreciation of the non-US currencies such as the euro, pound and yen held in the reserves.
Gold reserves rose by $102.9 million to $21.331 billion in the reporting week.
The special drawing rights with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) rose by $0.5 million to $1.49 billion.
The country's reserve position with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) also increased by $475.6 million to $2.493 billion, the apex bank said.

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First Published: Jun 29 2018 | 6:45 PM IST

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