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India's forex reserves slip by $1.6 bn

January 11, 2013 20:14 IST
The foreign exchange reserves slipped by a hefty $1.59 billion to $294.99 billion on the back of heavy decline in gold reserves and the core currency assets, the Reserve Bank said on Friday.

The total reserves had gone up by $39.4 million to $296.58 billion in the previous reporting week.

Foreign currency assets, a major component of the forex reserves, were down by $951.7 million to $261.062 billion for the week ended January 4, the RBI said in its weekly statistical supplement.

After remaining unchanged for multiple weeks, gold reserves plummeted by $583.3 million to 27.22 billion, the apex bank said.

For the week under review, the special drawing rights (SDRs) were down by $34.7 million to $4.401 billion, while the country's reserve position with the IMF slipped by $18.2 million to $2.307 billion.

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