Russia Oct. Reserves, Foreign Currency Liquidity

Following is a summary of the Oct. data template on international reserves and foreign currency liquidity from the Central Bank of Russia in Moscow:

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                                              Oct.    Sept.     Aug.     July
                                              2013     2013     2013     2013
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                                           -----------Billion US$------------
Official reserve assets                    524.284  522.580  509.674  512.834
 Foreign currency reserves                 458.179  461.244  447.443  449.803
  Securities                               392.003  387.287  380.397  377.101
  Currency and deposits*                    66.177   73.957   67.046   72.702
 IMF reserve position                        4.551    4.595    4.378    4.617
 SDRs                                        8.751    8.727    8.620    8.609
 Gold                                    
  In quotations of the Bank of Russia       44.045   43.129   45.472   42.630
  In millions of fine troy ounces             32.6     32.6     32.6     32.2
 Other reserve assets**                      8.758    4.885    3.761    7.176
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                                              Oct.    Sept.     Aug.     July
                                              2013     2013     2013     2013
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Other foreign currency assets                0.597    0.609    0.616    0.703
                                           ---Monthly Change (Billion US$)---
Official reserve assets                      1.703   12.907   -3.161   -0.938
 Foreign currency reserves                  -3.065   13.802   -2.361   -4.992
  Securities                                 4.715    6.891    3.295   -6.716
  Currency and deposits                     -7.781    6.911   -5.656    1.724
 IMF reserve position                       -0.044    0.216   -0.238    0.069
 SDRs                                        0.023    0.107    0.011    0.053
 Gold                                    
  In quotations of the Bank of Russia        0.916   -2.343    2.842    4.082
  In millions of fine troy ounces              0.0      0.0      0.4      0.2
 Other reserve assets                        3.873    1.124   -3.415   -0.150
Other foreign currency assets               -0.012   -0.008   -0.087    0.100
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Note: * - includes gold deposits.        
** - includes financial derivatives, loans to 
nonbank nonresidents, assets in the form of reversed repo
and other accounts receivable.           

SOURCE: Bank Rossii (Central Bank of Russia)

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