India's forex reserves drop by $2.4 billion

India's forex reserves drop by $2.4 billion

The forex reserve has dropped for the first time in the last four reporting week. The country's foreign exchange reserves kitty had increased by $5.41 billion during the previous three reporting weeks. The forex reserves had increased by $2.69 billion in the week ended June 3.

After three consecutive weekly gains, the foreign currency assets, the biggest component of the forex reserves kitty, fell by $2.39 billion to $278.51 billion during the week ended June 10, according to the weekly statistical supplement of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
The foreign currency assets expressed in US dollar terms include the effect of appreciation or depreciation of non-US currencies such as British pound sterling, euro and Japanese yen held in reserve.

The value of special drawing rights (SDRs) declined marginally by $2 million to $4.62 billion and reserves with the International Monetary Fund fell by $2 million to $2.98 billion.
The value of gold reserves remained unchanged at $24.39 billion during the week under review after registering a gain of $601 million in the previous week.

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