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Central Bank’s gold reserves expected to rise to 9m tonnes in 2018

The value of Bank’s gold bullion balance reached Dh1.17b at the end of February 2018, compared to Dh1.152b in December 2017

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Abu Dhabi: A report by the Ministry of Economy predicts that the gold reserves of the Central Bank of the UAE will increase to 9 million tonnes in 2018, a growth of 19.5 per cent, compared to 7.53 per cent in 2017. The majority of Central Bank’s holdings are usually in various foreign currencies, as they can be used for trading, including for selling and purchasing. The Central Bank sold all its gold before 2015, but it began to re-constitute its gold reserves during the same year, as well as its basket of foreign currencies, including the US dollars. According to recent statistics, the value of Bank’s gold bullion balance reached Dh1.17 billion at the end of February 2018, compared to Dh1.152 billion in December 2017.

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