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India’s forex reserves up $4.26 billion to $339.99 billion

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By Nwsgram Staff Writer

India’s foreign exchange reserves showed an increase of $4.26 billion to $339.99 billion for the week ended March 20, according to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) data showed.

According to the RBI’s weekly statistical supplement, foreign currency assets, the biggest component of the forex reserves grew by $4.53 billion at $314.88 billion in the week under review.

The foreign currency assets had declined by $1.97 billion at $310.34 billion in the week ended March 13. under review. However, for the week ended March 6, the foreign currency assets had risen by $122.4 million at $312.32 billion.

The RBI said the foreign currency assets, expressed in US dollar terms, include the effect of appreciation or depreciation of non-US currencies such as the pound sterling, euro and yen held in reserve.

India’s reserve position with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in the week ended March 20 decreased by $295.8 million and stood at $1.28 billion.

The value of special drawing rights (SDRs) was higher by $18.2 million in the week under review at $3.97 billion.

Gold reserves were static at $19.83 billion. The gold reserves had plunged by $346.2 million in the week ended March 6.

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