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Hong Kong’s Latest Foreign Currency Reserve Assets Figures Released

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announced today  (Monday) that the official foreign currency reserve assets of Hong Kong amounted to US$301.2 billion as at the end of September 2012 (end‑August 2012: US$298.2 billion) (Annex). 

Including unsettled forward contracts, the foreign currency reserve assets of Hong Kong at the end of September 2012 stood at US$301.2 billion (end-August 2012: US$298.2 billion).

The total foreign currency reserve assets of US$301.2 billion represent about eight times the currency in circulation or 55% of Hong Kong dollar M3.

Release calendar

The release calendar of foreign currency reserve assets for 2013 is announced below:

Reference Month

Release Date

January 2013

7 February 2013

February 2013

7 March 2013

March 2013

8 April 2013

April 2013

7 May 2013

May 2013

7 June 2013

June 2013

5 July 2013

July 2013

7 August 2013

August 2013

6 September 2013

September 2013

7 October 2013

October 2013

7 November 2013

November 2013

6 December 2013

December 2013

7 January 2014

 

Annex

Hong Kong Monetary Authority
8 October 2012

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At present, four press releases relating to the Exchange Fund’s data are issued by the HKMA each month.  Three of these releases are issued to disseminate monetary data in accordance with the International Monetary Fund’s Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS).  The fourth press release, on the Exchange Fund’s Abridged Balance Sheet and Currency Board Account, is made in accordance with the HKMA’s policy of maintaining a high level of transparency.  For the month of October 2012, the scheduled dates for issuing the press releases are as follows:

8 October

SDDS International Reserves (Hong Kong’s Latest Foreign Currency Reserve Assets Figures)

12 October

SDDS Analytical Accounts of the Central Bank (Analytical Accounts of the Exchange Fund)

31 October

Exchange Fund Abridged Balance Sheet and Currency Board Account

31 October

SDDS Template on International Reserves and Foreign Currency Liquidity

 

Last revision date: 8 October 2012
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