Mumbai, Jan 26 (PTI) The rally in the foreign exchange reserves continued for the fourth week in a row, and scaled a new peak at USD 414.784 billion in the week to January 19, helped by rise in foreign currency assets, according to the Reserve Bank data. Also Read - 'Another Phase of Greatest Witch Hunt', Says Donald Trump After US Senate Acquits Him in Historic Impeachment Trial
The central bank data showed that the reserves rose by USD 959.1 million to touch during the reporting week. Also Read - US Court Seeks Status Report On Visas To Family Members Of H1-B Holders
In the previous week, the reserves had touched USD 413.825 billion after it rose by USD 2.7 billion. Also Read - The Weeknd Performs Live At Super Bowl Halftime Show, Fans Share His Then-And-Now Photos
The reserves had crossed the USD 400-billion mark for the first time in the week to September 8, 2017 but has since been fluctuating. But for the past four weeks it have been on a continuous rally.
In the reporting week, foreign currency assets, a major component of the overall reserves, rose by USD 934.6 million to USD 390.768 billion, the RBI said.
Expressed in US dollar terms, the foreign currency assets include the effect of appreciation or depreciation of the non-US currencies such as the euro, the pound and the yen held in the reserves.
Gold reserves remained unchanged at USD 20.421 billion, the central bank said.
The country’s special drawing rights with the International Monetary Fund rose by USD 10.4 million to USD 1.531 billion, while the country’s reserve position with the Fund also jumped by USD 14.1 million to USD 2.06 billion during the reporting week, the central bank said.
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