28 Oct 2010 13:39

Russian international reserves down $5 bln in week

MOSCOW. Oct 28 (Interfax) - Russia's international reserves fell $5 billion to $498.7 billion in the week to October 22, the Central Bank said on Thursday.

The reserves stood at $503.7 billion on October 15.

They consist of highly liquid financial assets at the disposal of the CB and Russian government, including foreign currency, monetary gold, special drawing rights, the reserve position at the IMF and other reserve assets.