|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
20 countries with the largest foreign exchange reserves
Rediff India Abroad - 6/20/2014 8:02:37 AM
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The Statesman - 12/20/2014 6:08:47 PM
NEW DELHI, 20 DEC: The country's foreign exchange reserves rose by $2.17 billion to $ ... with the IMF was higher by $19.9 million at $4.22 billion. India’s gold reserves for the week under review were static at $18.98 billion. Bullion had declined ...
Why do countries keep foreign exchange reserves?
The Economic Times - 11/22/2004 12:55:46 AM
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Arguing over Russian reserves: $400 billion or half that?
Reuters - 12/18/2014 5:35:22 PM
While Russia has only slowed the ruble's slide, it looks all right by any yardstick of whether its reserves are adequate. According to official data on Thursday, its foreign currency and gold reserves ... at least to equal a country's external debt ...
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 ...
Russia keeps expanding gold reserves amid ruble rout
Resource Investor - 12/19/2014 4:08:17 PM
Russia, the world’s fifth-biggest gold holder ... “I cannot imagine at all that Russia has sold gold or would sell gold, unless its foreign-exchange reserve are depleted,” Carsten Fritsch, an analyst at Commerzbank AG in Frankfurt, said by phone.
Future Of The Dollar As World Reserve Currency
Forbes - 10/24/2013 11:58:56 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.
10 countries with largest foreign reserves
Rediff Business - 7/23/2009 11:55:04 PM
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Daijiworld - 12/20/2014 4:28:34 PM
Mumbai, Dec 20 (IANS): India's foreign exchange ... reserve position with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) fell by 253.5 million and stood at $1.26 billion. The value of special drawing rights (SDRs) was higher by $19.9 million at $4.22 billion. Gold ...
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Silicon India - 5/13/2013 4:54:50 AM
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NPR News - 12/13/2014 8:08:38 AM
Bhatia, with the World Gold Council, says there are other factors at play. He says the central banks of Russia, China and many other countries are sitting on vast piles of foreign reserves, primarily U.S. dollars and bonds and Euros. Bhatia says central ...
Namibia Ranks 72th On Forbes 'Worst Countries of Doing Business'
AllAfrica - 12/19/2014 8:51:37 AM
Mining accounts for 11,5% of GDP, but provides more than 50% of foreign exchange earnings ... centre of the recent deadly Ebola outbreak. The country has rich natural reserves in bauxite, diamonds, gold and iron ore, but has not capitalised on these ...
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The Wall Street Journal - 12/19/2014 12:19:13 PM
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Fox Business - 4/16/2013 5:58:28 PM
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Gold Investing News - 7/10/2013 4:29:00 AM
The country’s official gold holdings, according to the World Gold Council, are 1,054.1 tonnes, or roughly 1.7 percent of total foreign reserves. The country’s primary gold assets are located in Western Australia, South Australia and New South Wales.