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Forex reserves fall $6.7 bn to $564 bn in 7 days, at 2-yr low: RBI

The central bank has been selling dollars in the foreign exchange market aggressively to curb any sharp fall in the rupee, which is one of the main reasons for the reserves to fall

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Bhaskar Dutta Mumbai
The country’s foreign exchange reserves fell by $6.69 billion to $564 billion for the week ended August 19, latest data released by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) showed. The reserves are at its lowest level since October 2020.

In the last two weeks, the foreign exchange reserves fell by almost 9 billion.

According to data released by the RBI on Friday, the fall was mainly due to a decline in foreign currency assets, by $5.8 billion, followed by gold reserves by $704 million.

Foreign exchange reserves hit an all-time high for the week ended September 3, 2021 when it

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First Published: Aug 26 2022 | 8:50 PM IST

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