|Rank||Country||Reserves of foreign exchange and gold (US$)|
|31||United Arab Emirates||53,590,000,000|
|75||Trinidad and Tobago||10,210,000,000|
|86||Congo, Republic of the||5,886,000,000|
|92||Papua New Guinea||4,445,000,000|
|96||Bosnia and Herzegovina||4,150,000,000|
|140||Congo, Democratic Republic of the||755,700,000|
|160||Sao Tome and Principe||51,470,000|
Definition: This entry gives the dollar value for the stock of all financial assets that are available to the central monetary authority for use in meeting a country's balance of payments needs as of the end-date of the period specified. This category includes not only foreign currency and gold, but also a country's holdings of Special Drawing Rights in the International Monetary Fund, and its reserve position in the Fund.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Reserves of foreign exchange and gold map
Russia Buys Most Gold for Reserves Since Financial Crisis of ’98
Bloomberg - 10/29/2014 1:12:32 PM
The country expanded its stockpile, the world’s fifth-biggest ... “In most countries, the ratio of gold holdings compared to foreign-exchange reserves is still relatively low, so there’s still room to buy more gold,” Daniel Briesemann, an analyst ...
Fiat Money Has No Place To Go But Gold
ETF Daily News - 10/30/2014 1:47:09 PM
If China were to convert a relatively modest part of its $4 trillion foreign exchange reserves into gold, the country’s currency could take ... displace the United States from its position as the world’s largest holder of monetary gold.
Russia buys most gold for reserves since ’98
Mineweb - 10/29/2014 12:08:07 PM
The country expanded its stockpile, the world’s fifth- biggest ... “In most countries, the ratio of gold holdings compared to foreign-exchange reserves is still relatively low, so there’s still room to buy more gold,” Daniel Briesemann, an analyst ...
Russia Gold, Forex Reserves Down $4.7 Billion in Week to Oct 24 to $439.1 Billion
NASDAQ - 10/30/2014 8:39:20 AM
MOSCOW--Russian gold ... foreign-exchange reserves in the past week fell to their lowest level since early March 2010, as the Bank of Russia had to spend its reserves to support the ruble, central bank data showed Thursday. Russia's reserves, still the ...
Understanding Gold's Massive Impact on Fed Maneuvering
Money Morning - 10/30/2014 9:29:27 AM
Does this sound like a guy who would be in charge of the world's most powerful central bank ... If China were to convert a relatively modest part of its $4 trillion foreign exchange reserves into gold, the country's currency could take on unexpected ...
China currency claims a bigger share of reserve manager portfolios
Reuters - 10/29/2014 6:03:03 AM
Earlier this month, the United Kingdom raised 3 billion yuan via a landmark offshore sovereign yuan bond and kept the yuan proceeds into its foreign exchange reserves rather than converting them into dollars or euros. Halfway across the world, Australia ...
The Top 10 Gold Producing Countries in the World
INSIDER MONKEY - 10/30/2014 10:41:02 AM
Would you like to know which are the top gold producing countries in the world? The lucrative mining industry has blessed several nations with great wealth, especially those who possess large reserves of ... extract the ore in exchange for hefty profits.
Swiss gold campaigns compete in Bern
Resource Investor - 10/24/2014 2:44:22 PM
Schlüer said that this was not true, and that one alternative would be for the SNB to reduce the size of its balance sheet, bringing down the absolute level of foreign exchange ... than other countries - for example, Germany. Since gold reserve holdings ...
Awaiting the gold rush
The Economist online - 10/30/2014 9:43:46 AM
Officials in Tehran have started receiving foreign business ... making Iran the world’s 18th-largest economy. The population of 80m is well-educated; the country’s oil and gas reserves are huge. The Tehran stock exchange is the second-biggest in ...
NBB plans domestic, foreign borrowing to repay debt in 2015
Interfax Information Agency - 10/29/2014 12:00:57 PM
"Untied foreign credit resources will be raised to meet liabilities and domestic sources of borrowing will also be used," she said. The country has sufficient gold and foreign currency reserves to ... debt in 2015. The exchange rate of the Belarusian ...
Robust demand for physical gold support prices
Mining - 10/28/2014 9:56:17 PM
The announcement by China Foreign Exchange Trading System (CFETS ... and Switzerland-based world’s leading bullion brand PAMP SA. It is the country’s first and only LMBA accredited gold and silver refinery. "Diwali sales across the country were ...
Gold Falls to Two-Week Low as Fed Expected to End Bond Purchases
Money News - 10/29/2014 1:45:21 AM
Gold futures fell to a two-week low on speculation the Federal Reserve will end monthly debt purchases amid gains in the U.S. economy, eroding demand for the precious metal as a haven. The MSCI All-Country World Index of equities rose to a four-week high ...
Putin: 'Global Economy Would Suffer If Oil Prices Remain At $80 Per Barrel'
The Business Insider - 10/17/2014 12:58:08 PM
Putin attempted to dismiss concerns surrounding the currency saying: Russia is among the world's leading countries in terms of foreign exchange and gold reserves. We have enough to adjust the rate of the ruble if necessary. However, this argument has ...
Rigged Gold Price Distorts Perception of Economic Reality
Foreign Policy Journal - 9/24/2014 6:33:13 PM
The Federal Reserve and its bullion bank agents (JP Morgan, Scotia, and HSBC) have been using naked short-selling to drive down the price of gold since September ... with purchases in the foreign exchange market. Other countries, such as Switzerland ...
Why China thinks gold is the buy of the century (. . . In one easy lesson*)
GoldSeek - 10/1/2014 12:09:42 AM
At $4700 per troy ounce, the value of the world’s gold reserves would match China’s total foreign exchange reserves of roughly $4 ... Over the past few months, for example, several emerging countries experienced sharp corrections in their currencies ...