March 31 The dollar's share of currency reserves
reported to the International Monetary Fund rose in the fourth
quarter, snapping three straight quarterly declines, as the
absolute level of reserves held in greenbacks hit a record, data
released Friday showed.
Reserves held in U.S. dollars rose to a record $5.05
trillion, or nearly 64 percent, from $4.94 trillion, or 63.3
percent, in the third quarter, the data showed.
Meanwhile, China's share of allocated currency reserves,
reported by the IMF for the first time, totaled just over 1
percent, or $84.51 billion.
(Reporting By Dan Burns; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)