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Romania’s forex reserves up to 32.238 bln euro, in December 2015

The foreign currency reserves of the National Bank of Romania (BNR) were worth 32.238 billion euro at end-December 2015, up by 0.06pct as compared to the same month of 2014, says a BNR release sent to Agerpres on Monday.

In the last month of 2015, inflows worth 1.072 billion euro were recorded, representing the modification of the forex minimum reserves set by the credit institutions, the feeding of the Public Finances Ministry (MFP’s) accounts, the allocations to the European Commission’s account and so on. Likewise, there were outflows worth 938 million euro, representing the modification of the forex minimum reserves hammered out by the credit bodies, interest and principal payments on public debt denominated in foreign currency and others.

The gold reserve stayed put at 103.7 tonnes, and its value situated to 3.247 billion euro.

Romania’s international reserves (currencies plus gold) on December 31, 2015 were worth 35.485 billion euro, up against 35.459 billion euro on November 30, 2015 and down as compared to 35.506 billion euro on December 31, 2014.

The due payments in January 2016 in the public debt denominated in foreign currency, direct or guaranteed by the Finance Ministry are rd 260 million euro.

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