|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
How the ‘Reserve’ Dollar Harms America
Wall Street Journal - 11/21/2014 2:22:30 AM
Since some politicians and economists have recently insisted that the dollar’s official role as the world ... reserves in the form of foreign balances”—initially pound-sterling and dollar IOUs. This established the interwar “gold exchange standard.”
Ukraine Gold Reserves Contract as Russia Buys More Bullion
Bloomberg - 11/21/2014 8:27:34 AM
Ukraine’s gold reserves contracted to ... Ukraine’s holdings of foreign currencies and gold are shrinking as the fighting in Donetsk and Luhansk slows the economy and weakens the hryvnia. The country, which added about 14.9 tons of gold in the two ...
20 countries with the largest foreign exchange reserves
Rediff India Abroad - 6/20/2014 8:24:05 AM
Foreign exchange reserves include a country's gold holdings and convertible foreign currencies ... China has become one of the world's fastest-growing major economies. As of 2013, it is the world's second-largest economy by both nominal total GDP and ...
Why do countries keep foreign exchange reserves?
The Economic Times - 11/22/2004 12:55:46 AM
In the past, during the Bretton Woods system — an international monetary system formed after the second world war, foreign exchange reserves were used by countries through their ... comprise foreign currency assets, gold and special drawing rights ...
Top 10 Countries By Reserves of Foreign Exchange And Gold
Jagran Josh - 9/24/2011 11:56:31 AM
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.
Fed gives gold bugs an inflation scare
Yahoo Finance - 11/19/2014 8:18:36 PM
The Federal Reserve is a bit more concerned about low inflation than in previous months, according to the minutes from the October meeting released Wednesday. Gold prices ... are “a lot of countries that export oil and get foreign exchange reserves ...
Sanctions-Hit Russia Boosts Gold Reserves, Sends Prices Of Metal To 2-Wk High
International Business Times - 11/19/2014 11:14:35 AM
Bloomberg said Russia's central bank buys at least 66 to 136 metric tonnes of gold annually. According to latest data from the World ... West and the country's resilience. Few other nations are able to extract relatively liquid foreign reserves from ...
The 10 Countries With The Biggest Gold Reserves In The World
The Business Insider - 8/22/2012 10:22:14 AM
We put together a list of the countries with the biggest official gold holdings as reported by the World Gold Council (WGC ... a very small percent of China's $3.2 trillion in foreign exchange reserves, compared with the international average of ...
Ukraine cuts gold reserves to lowest in over 6 years
Mineweb - 11/21/2014 12:23:47 PM
Ukraine cut its gold reserves to the lowest in more than six years as the country’s foreign-currency holdings shrink amid ... will be 400 tons to 500 tons this year, the London-based World Gold Council said last week. Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Belarus ...
10 countries with largest foreign reserves
Rediff Business - 7/23/2009 11:55:04 PM
Forex reserves include a country's gold holdings and convertible foreign currencies ... India ranks 5th in the world with a foreign exchange reserves of $262 billion as of June 2009. So let's find out which are the 10 nations with the largest foreign ...
Future Of The Dollar As World Reserve Currency
Forbes - 10/25/2013 4:26:47 PM
Countries all over the world hold financial reserves, in bonds or money market instruments denominated in some other currency. They also hold gold ... for foreign currencies. Most countries are now pretty heavily invested in their foreign exchange reserves.
Forex reserves up $419 million
The Statesman - 11/22/2014 7:24:56 PM
NEW DELHI, 22 NOV: The country's foreign exchange ... reserve position with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was down $0.9 million to $1.52 billion. The value of special drawing rights (SDRs) was lower by $2.4 million at $4.22 billion. The value of ...
Russia accumulates roughly 150 metric tons of Gold so far this year
Shanghai Metals Market - 11/20/2014 7:45:48 AM
MOSCOW (Scrap Register): Russia has been the world’s largest official-sector gold buyer so far this ... account for 70% of Russia’s foreign-exchange earnings and half of government revenue. Excess foreign reserves – mostly the result of previous ...
Swiss Gold Referendum Losing Steam
Value Walk - 11/21/2014 6:54:30 AM
Writing in a client research report today reviewed by ValueWalk, foreign exchange ... the country should ask for all its gold held in foreign banks be returned to the country and that would require the Swiss central bank to hold 20 percent of its reserves ...
UPDATE 1-Support for Swiss gold referendum proposal weakens as campaign heats up
Reuters - 11/19/2014 11:28:54 AM
Support for "Save our Swiss gold" was down from 44 percent in a survey conducted last month, also by gfs.bern. The proposal has set gold and foreign exchange ... world's seventh largest official sector gold holder ahead of Russia and Japan, with reserves ...