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Forex reserves drop by $862 mn to $398 bn: RBI data

FCAs decreased by $1.391 billion to $373.795 billion: Data

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

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The country's declined by $862.2 million to $398.794 billion in the week to October 6 due to fall in foreign currency assets, RBI data showed.

In the previous week, the reserves had fallen by $2.590 billion to $399.656 billion. It had touched a lifetime high of $402.509 billion in the week to September 15.

The (FCAs), a major component of the overall reserves, decreased by $1.391 billion to $373.795 billion, the data showed.

Expressed in terms, include the effect of appreciation or depreciation of non-US currencies such as the euro, the pound and the yen held in the reserves.

After remaining unchanged for past few weeks, rose by $548.6 million to $21.240 billion.

The special drawing rights with the (IMF) declined by $7.9 million to $1.494 billion.

The country's reserve position with the declined by $11.9 million to $2.264 billion, the apex bank said.

First Published: Sat, October 14 2017. 01:31 IST