international reserves

Monetary Reserve

The foreign currencies and precious metals that a central bank holds. A central bank's monetary reserve allows it to regulate its own currency; that is, a central bank with a large amount of reserves in euros is likely to closely follow or even peg its currency to the euro. On the other hand, central banks that keep monetary reserves in multiple currencies are more likely to follow either a basket peg or to have a floating currency. A monetary reserve is also called a currency reserve.

international reserves

or

international liquidity

monetary assets that are used to settle BALANCE OF PAYMENTS deficits between countries; specifically, GOLD, certain FOREIGN CURRENCIES (particularly the US dollar, the EURO, Swiss franc and Japanese yen), INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND ‘Drawing Rights’ and ‘Special Drawing Rights’.
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Fig. 99 International reserves. International reserves for 2003. Source: IMF.

international reserves

or

foreign exchange reserves

monetary assets that are generally acceptable as a means of settling BALANCE OF PAYMENTS deficits between countries. International reserves are made up of GOLD, FOREIGN EXCHANGE, INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND drawing rights and SPECIAL DRAWING RIGHTS (SDRs). As Fig. 99 shows, gold and foreign exchange (particularly the US dollar) are the most important reserve assets. In 2003 international reserves totalled $268,247 million.
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International reserves of Kazakhstan decreased by 11.8 percent as of March 2019 compared to the same period a year earlier and amounted to $27 billion,Trendreports with reference to finprom.kz.
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ISLAMABAD -- The Ministry of Finance on Monday said that government has arranged enhanced flows for balance of payments support on bilateral and multilateral basis, which will strengthen the country's international reserves position.
The net international reserves in the UAE banking sector hit an all-time high of Dh404.3 billion ($110 billion) by the end of November, up 23.1 per cent of Dh76 billion from Dh328.3 billion during the same month last year, a media report said.
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Manila: The country's gross international reserves (GIR) level stood at US$74.77 billion as of end-October 2018 as per preliminary data, said Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Nestor A.
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