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.