Poland’s reserve assets in August 2017
NBP data: At the end of August 2017, Poland’s official reserve assets, managed by Narodowy Bank Polski, stood at EUR 92.2bn, or USD 109.7bn in US dollar terms.
On 7 September 2017, NBP released data on the country’s official reserve asset holdings. According to the release, these amounted to EUR 92.2bn as at the end of August 2017, having decreased by EUR 1.4bn on the end-of-July figure. There was also a decrease in the reserve holdings expressed in US dollars – of USD 0.1bn, to USD 109.7bn.
In managing foreign exchange reserves, Narodowy Bank Polski – while striving to maximize the return on the assets – gives priority to their safe investment and the requisite level of liquidity. NBP invests the reserves 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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