The country’s foreign exchange reserves increased by $889 million to a lifetime high of $621.464 billion in the week ended August 6, 2021, RBI data showed on Friday. In the previous week ended July 30, 2021, the reserves had surged by $9.427 billion to reach $620.576 billion.
In the reporting week, the increase in the forex kitty was due to a rise in foreign currency assets (FCAs), a major component of the overall reserves, as per weekly data by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). FCAs rose by $1.508 billion to $577.732 billion in the reporting week.
Gold reserves were down by $588 million to $37.057 billion in the reporting week, the data showed.
The special drawing rights (SDRs) with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) dipped by $1 million to $1.551 billion.
The country’s reserve position with the IMF also fell by $31 million to $5.125 billion, as per the data.
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