Forex reserves up at $278.602 bln as on Aug 9: RBI
Aug 16 2013 , Mumbai
The RBI does not give any weekly data on its forward dollar holdings, making it hard to infer from the forex reserves data whether it replenished the spot reserves through any intervention in swaps.
It is also likely that the RBI's intervention was limited by concerns over its shrinking reserves, which now barely cover seven months of imports.
Changes in foreign currency assets, expressed in dollar terms, include the effect of appreciation or depreciation of other currencies held in its reserves, the RBI said in its weekly statistical supplement.
Foreign exchange reserves include India's Reserve Tranche position in the International Monetary Fund (IMF).