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Russia's Central Bank Says Reserves Rose $3 Billion Last Week

Russia's gold and forex reserves rose by $3 billion in the week to April 24 after Russian banks returned more foreign currency to the Central Bank than they received via forex repo operations, the Central Bank said in a statement.

The Central Bank provided the following figures for its gold and foreign exchange reserves on Thursday:

Latest week: $353.5 billion

Previous week: $350.5 billion

End-2014: $385.5 billion

NOTE — The reserves include monetary gold, special drawing rights, reserve position at the IMF and foreign exchange.

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