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China’s Foreign Exchange Reserves Drop to Near Four-Year Low

Investors at a securities brokerage in Shanghai, China.
Investors at a securities brokerage in Shanghai, China.Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

China’s foreign exchange reserves declined for a second straight month to the lowest since October 2018 as global financial asset prices dropped, according to the government.

Reserves decreased to $3.0549 trillion as of the end of August, down $49.2 billion from a month ago, data released by the People’s Bank of China showed. That was slightly below the median estimate of $3.065 trillion in a Bloomberg survey of economists.