BNR’s foreign exchange reserves fell last month amid EC payments. Gold stock remained unchanged

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National Bank of Romania’s foreign exchange reserves stood at EUR 30,595 million on January 31st 2015, compared to EUR 32,216 million on December 31st 2014, a press release informs.

During the month, EUR 1,593 million inflows have taken place, representing changes in the foreign exchange reserve requirements of the credit institutions, inflows into the European Commission’s account and into the Ministry of Public Finances’ accounts representing European funds.

Also, EUR 3,214 million outflows occurred, representing changes in the foreign exchange reserve requirements of the credit institutions, interest and principal payments on foreign currency public debt a.s.o.

Regarding the interest and principal payments on the foreign currency public debt, it includes the interest as well as the principal installments of the loan from the European Commission (EC) of approximately EUR 1,547 million and the principal installments of the loan from the International Monetary Fund, with the payments totalizing EUR 240 million equivalent, BNR notes.

The gold stock remained unchanged at 103.7 tones. However, following the change in the international price of gold, its value amounted to EUR 3,718 million.

The international reserves of Romania (foreign currencies and gold) on last month stood at EUR 34,313 million, compared to EUR 35,506 million on December 31st 2014.

During this February, the payments due on public and publicly guaranteed foreign currency denominated debt amount to approximately EUR 578 million.

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