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India's forex reserves slip to $293.97 bn

September 28, 2012 20:16 IST
The foreign exchange reserves fell by $502.4 million to $293.97 billion due to fall in the currency assets, according to Reserve Bank data released on Friday.

The total reserves had risen $2.44 billion to $294.47 billion in the previous reporting week.

Foreign currency assets, a major component of the forex reserves, were down by $485.6 million to $261.03 billion for the week ended September 21, RBI's weekly statistical supplement showed.

Foreign currency assets expressed in US dollar terms include the effect of appreciation or depreciation of the non-US currencies, such as the euro, pound and yen, held in the reserves, the apex bank said.

The gold reserves remained unchanged at $26.24 billion during the week, the apex bank said.

For the week under review, the special drawing rights (SDRs) were down by $11.2 million to $4.460 billion, while the country's reserve position with the IMF was also down $5.6 million to $2.243 billion, the apex bank data showed.

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