Russia March Reserves, Foreign Currency Liquidity

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

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                                             March     Feb.     Jan.     Dec.
                                              2014     2014     2014     2013
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                                           -----------Billion US$------------
Official reserve assets                    486.131  493.326  498.926  509.595
 Foreign currency reserves                 429.679  433.920  440.183  453.001
  Securities                               352.913  370.190  372.378  386.561
  Currency and deposits*                    76.767   63.730   67.806   66.440
 IMF reserve position                        4.291    4.368    4.332    4.396
 SDRs                                        8.796    8.805    8.730    8.762
 Gold                                    
  In quotations of the Bank of Russia       43.355   44.588   41.715   39.990
  In millions of fine troy ounces             33.5     33.5     33.3     33.3
 Other reserve assets**                      0.010    1.646    3.966    3.446
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                                             March     Feb.     Jan.     Dec.
                                              2014     2014     2014     2013
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Other foreign currency assets                0.059    0.511    0.499    0.514
                                           ---Monthly Change (Billion US$)---
Official reserve assets                     -7.195   -5.600  -10.669   -5.995
 Foreign currency reserves                  -4.240   -6.263  -12.818   -7.430
  Securities                               -17.277   -2.188  -14.184   -1.367
  Currency and deposits                     13.036   -4.075    1.366   -6.063
 IMF reserve position                       -0.077    0.037   -0.064   -0.134
 SDRs                                       -0.009    0.075   -0.032    0.028
 Gold                                    
  In quotations of the Bank of Russia       -1.232    2.872    1.725   -0.650
  In millions of fine troy ounces              0.0      0.2      0.0      0.7
 Other reserve assets                       -1.636   -2.320    0.520    2.191
Other foreign currency assets               -0.452    0.011   -0.014   -0.020
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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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