Date: 6 months ago   Category: Finance

The Central Bank has reported about growth of volume of assets in foreign currency and gold in a year for 14,2% — Rambler News Service


The volume of assets of the Bank of Russia in foreign currencies and gold has grown for March 31, 2018 in comparison with similar date by 14,2% the previous year and was $460,0 billion, it is told in the prepared Central Bank "An activities overview of the Bank of Russia on management of assets in foreign currencies and gold". "For the considered period the volume of assets of the Bank of Russia in foreign currencies and gold has increased by 57,2 billion US dollars and was 460,0 billion US dollars. The greatest positive impact on the size of assets was exerted change of rates of foreign currencies to US dollar, by purchase of foreign currency and gold in domestic market and also the change in price of gold" — it is said in the document. It is noted that "from April, 2017 to March, 2018 volumes of investments of the Bank of Russia in the state securities of the foreign issuers and means placed in deposits and on correspondent accounts nostro in foreign banks have considerably increased". According to the Bank of Russia, the share of assets of the Bank of Russia in US dollars for the specified period has decreased from 45,3% to 43,7%, the share of assets in euro has decreased from 25,7% to 22,2%. Also it is noted that the share of assets of the USA in reserves of the Bank of Russia has decreased from 32,4% to 29,4%, and the share of assets of China has grown from 0,1% to 4,8%.

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