RussiaТs FX, gold reserves rise 0.4% to $562.3 bln Jan 24Ц31
MOSCOW, Feb 6 (PRIME) -- RussiaТs foreign exchange and gold reserves increased by 0.4% from January 24 until January 31 to U.S. $562.3 billion, the central bank said in a statement on Thursday.
In 2019, RussiaТs foreign exchange and gold reserves grew 18.3% to $554.4 billion as of January 1.
Foreign exchange and gold reserves comprise monetary gold, foreign currency and Special Drawing Rights, which are the International Monetary FundТs currency.
Foreign currency includes the foreign currencies of the central bank and the Finance Ministry in paper money, reverse repo agreements with nonresidents, accounts with foreign banks rated at least A by Fitch and Standard & PoorТs and at least A2 by MoodyТs, as well as government or other bonds issued by nonresidents with similar ratings.