Russia May Reserves, Foreign Currency Liquidity

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

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                                               May    April    March     Feb.
                                              2014     2014     2014     2014
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                                           -----------Billion US$------------
Official reserve assets                    467.227  472.278  486.131  493.326
 Foreign currency reserves                 410.764  412.747  429.679  433.920
  Securities                               340.137  350.294  352.913  370.190
  Currency and deposits*                    70.628   62.452   76.767   63.730
 IMF reserve position                        4.136    4.397    4.291    4.368
 SDRs                                        8.767    8.820    8.796    8.805
 Gold                                    
  In quotations of the Bank of Russia       43.459   44.303   43.355   44.588
  In millions of fine troy ounces             34.7     34.4     33.5     33.5
 Other reserve assets**                      0.101    2.011    0.010    1.646
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                                               May    April    March     Feb.
                                              2014     2014     2014     2014
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Other foreign currency assets                0.035    0.035    0.059    0.511
                                           ---Monthly Change (Billion US$)---
Official reserve assets                     -5.051  -13.853   -7.195   -5.600
 Foreign currency reserves                  -1.982  -16.933   -4.240   -6.263
  Securities                               -10.158   -2.618  -17.277   -2.188
  Currency and deposits                      8.176  -14.315   13.036   -4.075
 IMF reserve position                       -0.261    0.106   -0.077    0.037
 SDRs                                       -0.053    0.024   -0.009    0.075
 Gold                                    
  In quotations of the Bank of Russia       -0.845    0.948   -1.232    2.872
  In millions of fine troy ounces              0.3      0.9      0.0      0.2
 Other reserve assets                       -1.910    2.001   -1.636   -2.320
Other foreign currency assets                0.000   -0.023   -0.452    0.011
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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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