India forex reserves tad up at $296.58 bln on Dec 28-cbank

Fri Jan 4, 2013 5:03pm IST

MUMBAI, Jan 4 (Reuters) - India's foreign exchange reserves
 were at $296.58 billion as of Dec. 28, compared with
$296.54 billion in the previous week, the central bank said in
its weekly statistical supplement on Friday. 
    Changes in foreign currency assets, expressed in dollar
terms, include the effect of appreciation or depreciation of
other currencies held in its reserves, the Reserve Bank of India
said.
    Foreign exchange reserves include India's Reserve Tranche 
position in the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
    
    FOREIGN EXCHANGE RESERVES  (in million U.S. dollars)        
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                         Dec. 28      Dec. 21     Dec. 30
                            2012         2012        2011   
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Foreign currency assets  262,014      261,950     262,933
Gold                      27,803       27,803      26,620
SDRs                       4,436        4,452       4,429
Reserve Tranche Position   2,326        2,334       2,706       
  ----------------------------------------------------------    
   *Total                   296,579      296,539     296,688    
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* Figures are rounded off to nearest decimal point.

 (Reporting by Suvashree Dey Choudhury; Editing by Sunil Nair)