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Mumbai, May 22, 2020
Continuing an uptrend for the third consecutive week, India's foreign exchange reserves rose by $ 1.726 billion to $ 487.039 billion during the week ended May 15, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said here today.
The country's forex reserves had soared by $ 4.235 billion to $ 485.313 billion during the previous week.
In its weekly statistical supplement, the central bank said that foreign currency assets, which constitute a major chunk of the foreign exchange reserves, had gone up by $ 1.122 billion to $ 448.67 billion during the week.
Foreign currency assets expressed in US dollar terms include the effect of appreciation or depreciation of non-US currencies such as the euro, pound and yen held in the reserves.
According to the bulletin, the country’s gold reserves increased by $ 616 million to $ 32.906 billion while its special drawing rights (SDRs) went up by $ 2 million to $ 1.425 billion.
India’s reserve position in the International Monetary Fund (IMF) decreased by $ 13 million to $ 4.038 billion, the bulletin added.