|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
Managing forex reserves
China Daily - 6/19/2013 2:02:06 AM
China is the world's largest holder of foreign exchange (forex) reserves, which reached $3.31 trillion in 2012. The annual growth of its forex reserves alone would still place China among the top five countries globally. (By the end of March, its forex ...
S. Korea's foreign reserves fall in May
GlobalPost - 6/5/2013 6:53:42 PM
SEOUL, June 5 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's foreign exchange reserves declined in May from the previous month as a stronger U.S. dollar eroded the conversion value of non-dollar assets, the central bank said Wednesday. The country's foreign reserves reached US ...
PHL posts narrower foreign reserves on lower gold prices
GMA Network - 6/7/2013 8:28:34 AM
Tags: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Amando Tetangco Jr. The Philippines registered a narrower gross international reserves (GIR) last month as the value of gold ... country's reserves. Outflows were partly offset by inflows from the central bank's foreign ...
From Paper Reserves to Gold Reserves
goldseek - 5/23/2013 2:37:07 PM
In an article titled, “Do Industrialized Countries Hold the Right Foreign Exchange Reserves ... And when that happens, not even all the foreign currency reserves in the world will save them. Only gold will. That should be our exit strategy.
10 Countries That Are Losing A Fortune On The Collapse In Gold
The Business Insider - 6/11/2013 6:10:48 PM
Gold prices first fell below the $1,400 per ounce level in April. For central banks that bought up 534.6 metric tons of gold last year this hasn't been a good time. Gold is well off its 52-week high of $1,804. Global gold holdings totaled 31,793.9 tonnes ...
Foreign exchange reserves decline $2 bn on fall in gold's value
articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com - 5/10/2013 7:53:10 PM
MUMBAI: The country's foreign exchange reserves fell by $2 billion during the week ended May 3, as the value of gold in the reserves touched an 18-month low. The value of gold in the reserves dipped by $1.17 billion to touch $23.97 billion as on ...
Japan''s forex reserves down 1st time in two months
MENAFN - 6/8/2013 8:27:23 AM
But the country's foreign reserves remained the world's second-largest after China's. The drop in foreign exchange reserves was mainly due ... IMF special drawing rights and gold. As of May 31, foreign currency reserves stood at USD 1.182 trillion, IMF ...
When CAD is so bad, we should just ban gold imports
Firstpost - 6/15/2013 9:52:08 AM
The Prime Minister perhaps would do well to break his reticence, understandable in the context of corruption, and address the nation on why the government needs to get physical with these two scarce commodities the Mother Nature has been niggardly with in ...
S. Africa's gross foreign reserves drops
Xinhua News Agency - 6/7/2013 9:40:09 AM
JOHANNESBURG, June 7 (Xinhua) -- South Africa's gross gold and foreign exchange reserves dropped by 2.2 billion U.S. dollars to 481 billon dollars in May, the country's central bank said on Friday. Meanwhile, the country's international ...
Syrian pound tumbles on US plans to arm rebels
NorthJersey.Com - 6/18/2013 9:30:05 PM
Lack of tourists and a ban on Syria's oil exports by the U.S. and the European Union months after the crisis began deprived the government of billions of dollars annually. The rising dollar has fueled a hike in prices. "I keep changing the price of the ...
Senate Proposes New Sanction to Hit Iranian Foreign Exchange Reserves
NewsMax - 5/9/2013 4:19:37 PM
In a new bid to pressure Iran into negotiations over its nuclear program, a bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation on Wednesday that would deny the Iranian government access to as much as $100 billion in foreign exchange reserves held in banks ...
Forex reserves dip to $82.9B in March
Global Nation - 6/7/2013 12:17:38 PM
The country’s foreign exchange reserves dipped for the second ... “The slight decline in reserves was due mainly to revaluation adjustments on the BSP’s gold arising from the decrease in the price of [the precious metal] in the international market ...
The BSP and other central banks in the world
SunStar - 6/16/2013 9:36:38 AM
For example, Asian countries have deposits which are in US dollars or Euro. According to the International Monetary Fund, the combined foreign exchange reserves of the world’s central banks is now worth $11 trillion. Central banks have existed for a very ...
Forex reserves plunges to $287.90 bn
Hindu Business Line - 6/7/2013 1:50:41 PM
The foreign exchange ... The gold reserves went down by $1.138 billion to $22.836 billion, the apex bank said. For the week under review, the special drawing rights (SDRs) were up by $10.4 million to $4.327 billion, while the country’s reserve position ...
Forex reserves drop to $288 b
Hindu Business Line - 6/7/2013 4:42:29 PM
the foreign exchange reserves were $292.07 billion. In the current reporting week, the forex reserves were hit by a $3 billion fall in the country’s foreign currency assets (FCAs) and $1.1 billion drop in gold reserves. India’s FCAs stood at $258.5 ...