3 Dec 2009 12:05

Russian international reserves up $5.9 bln in week

MOSCOW. Dec 3 (Interfax) - Russia's international reserves grew $5.9 billion to $449.7 billion in the week to November 27, the Central Bank said on Thursday.

The reserves stood at $443.8 billion on November 20.

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.