09-August-2020
Markets and Finance
 
India’s forex reserves swell nearly $5 billion to fresh high of $522.63 billion
01-Aug-2020

India’s foreign exchange reserves climbed by USD 4.99 billion to touch a new lifetime high of USD 522.63 billion in the week to July 24, helped by currency accretion and increase in the value of gold reserves, RBI data showed on Friday. The overall reserves had swelled by USD 1.275 billion to USD 517.637 billion in the previous reporting week. The reserves, seen as a major asset as the country undergoes the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, had first crossed the half-a-trillion mark for the first time in the week ended June 5. For the reporting week ended July 24, the foreign currency assets (FCA), a major component of the overall reserves, increased by USD 3.60 billion to USD 480.48 billion, the Reserve Bank data 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 reserves.

News Source:- https://www.financialexpress.com/economy/indias-forex-reserves-swell-nearly-5-billion-to-fresh-high-of-522-63-billion/2041384/