28 January , 2023 Fdiindia
Increase in Forex Reserve for 2nd Week in a Row
An increase of $1.7 billion in the Forex Reserve of India on January 20 to $573.7 billion, according to the data released by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The increase in reserves has occurred for the second time in a row after touching five monthly records in the previous Week.
An increase of $839 million in foreign currency assets and an $821 million increase in the gold reserves resulted in the increase of the Forex Reserve of India.
The foreign currency assets were at $506 billion, while the gold assets stood at $43.7 billion. On a yearly basis, the reserves went down by $60.6 billion till January 20, whereas they were down $33.6 billion as compared to March 31.
In the last 10 weeks, an increase in the reserves occurred for seven weeks and decreased three times. A net increase of $29 billion occurred in the forex reserves in the previous 10 weeks.
According to Shaktikanta Das, Governor of RBI, “Net FDI flows remain strong and foreign portfolio flows have resumed since July 2022, with intermittent outflows from time to time. The size of the forex reserves is comfortable”.
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