Official Reserve Asset Holdings in October 2012
NBP data: At the end of October 2012, Poland's foreign exchange reserves amounted to approx. EUR 81.5 bn, or close to 105.9 bn in USD terms.
On 7 November, the National Bank of Poland published data on the stock of foreign exchange reserves as at the end of October. In euro terms, it amounted to approximately EUR 81.5 bn, as compared with EUR 81.7 bn the month before. Like in the previous month, the change resulted mostly from fluctuations in the exchange rates of the key currencies involved. The stock of reserves as expressed in US dollars had risen from approx. USD 105.8 bn at the end of September to close to USD 105.9 bn a month later.
In managing the foreign exchange reserves, the National Bank of Poland, while striving to maximize the return on the assets, gives priority to their safe investment and a requisite level of liquidity.
The NBP invests the funds in typical instruments used by central banks. The bulk of the reserves is invested in treasury securities and certain amounts are held as securities issued by international institutions and government agencies. A fraction of the reserves is maintained in the form of term deposits at banks with a high credit standing and in gold.
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