Belarus’ forex reserves over $8bn
MINSK, 7 March (BelTA
) – According to preliminary data Belarus’ gold and foreign exchange reserves amounted to $8,035.1 million in IMF terms as of 1 March, $53.9 million up in February, representatives of the Information Office of the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus told BelTA.
In national terms the gold and foreign exchange reserves amounted to $9,584.7 million, up $78.2 million in February 2012.
The increase has been facilitated by the higher price for gold on the international market and the positive surplus of foreign currency transactions at the Belarusian Currency and Stock Exchange.
In February 2012 the National Bank and the government fully met external and domestic obligations in foreign currency.