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Forex reserves down by $1.839 bn to $584.242 bn

Source: PTI
January 22, 2021 21:14 IST
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After touching a record high in the preceding week, the country's foreign exchange reserves declined by $1.839 billion to $584.242 billion in the week ended January 15, RBI data showed on Friday.

In the previous week ended January 8, the reserves had climbed by $758 million to touch a lifetime high of $586.082 billion.

 

In the reporting week, foreign currency assets (FCA) -- a major component of the overall reserves -- decreased by $284 million to $541.507 billion, weekly data by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) showed.

Expressed in dollar terms, the foreign currency assets include the effect of appreciation or depreciation of non-US units like the euro, pound and yen held in the foreign exchange reserves.

Gold reserves declined by $1.534 billion to $36.06 billion in the week ended January 15, as per the data.

The special drawing rights (SDRs) with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) dipped by $4 million to $1.512 billion.

The country's reserve position with the IMF fell by $17 million to $5.163 billion in the week, as per the data.

Photograph: Lee Jae-Won/Reuters

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