Forex reserves touch lifetime high of $462.16 billion – Times of India


MUMBAI: The country’s foreign exchange reserves rose $943 million to touch a lifetime high of $462.16 billion in the week ended January 17, according to the latest data from the RBI.

In the previous week, the reserves had increased by $58 million to $461.21 billion.

In the reporting week, the rise in reserves was mainly on account of an increase in foreign currency assets, a major component of the overall reserves, which rose by $867 million to $428.45 billion, the data released by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday 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.

In the reporting week, gold reserves increased $70 million to $28.56 billion.

The special drawing rights with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) were up by $3 million to $1.45 billion.

The country’s reserve position with the IMF rose by USD 3 million to USD 3.70 billion, the data showed.

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