Russia Aug. Reserves, Foreign Currency Liquidity

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

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                                              Aug.     July     June      May
                                              2013     2013     2013     2013
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                                           -----------Billion US$------------
Official reserve assets                    509.674  512.834  513.772  518.431
 Foreign currency reserves                 447.443  449.803  454.796  449.961
  Securities                               380.397  377.101  383.817  386.013
  Currency and deposits*                    67.046   72.702   70.978   63.948
 IMF reserve position                        4.378    4.617    4.548    4.432
 SDRs                                        8.620    8.609    8.555    8.525
 Gold                                    
  In quotations of the Bank of Russia       45.472   42.630   38.548   45.039
  In millions of fine troy ounces             32.6     32.2     32.0     32.0
 Other reserve assets**                      3.761    7.176    7.326   10.474
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                                              Aug.     July     June      May
                                              2013     2013     2013     2013
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Other foreign currency assets                0.616    0.703    0.603    0.706
                                           ---Monthly Change (Billion US$)---
Official reserve assets                     -3.161   -0.938   -4.659  -14.786
 Foreign currency reserves                  -2.361   -4.992    4.835   -8.210
  Securities                                 3.295   -6.716   -2.196   -1.997
  Currency and deposits                     -5.656    1.724    7.030   -6.213
 IMF reserve position                       -0.238    0.069    0.116   -0.212
 SDRs                                        0.011    0.053    0.030   -0.059
 Gold                                    
  In quotations of the Bank of Russia        2.842    4.082   -6.491   -1.830
  In millions of fine troy ounces              0.4      0.2      0.0      0.2
 Other reserve assets                       -3.415   -0.150   -3.148   -4.476
Other foreign currency assets               -0.087    0.100   -0.103    0.058
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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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