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Hong Kong’s Latest Foreign Currency Reserve Assets Figures Released 

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announced today (Friday) that the official foreign currency reserve assets of Hong Kong amounted to US$362.5 billion as at the end of September 2016 (end-August 2016: US$362.7 billion) (Annex).

There were no unsettled foreign exchange contracts at end-September and end-August 2016.

The total foreign currency reserve assets of US$362.5 billion represent over seven times the currency in circulation or about 46% of Hong Kong dollar M3.

Release calendar

The release calendar of foreign currency reserve assets for 2017 is announced below:

Reference Month

Release Date

January 2017

7 February 2017

February 2017

7 March 2017

March 2017

7 April 2017

April 2017

8 May 2017

May 2017

7 June 2017

June 2017

7 July 2017

July 2017

7 August 2017

August 2017

7 September 2017

September 2017

9 October 2017

October 2017

7 November 2017

November 2017

7 December 2017

December 2017

5 January 2018

 

Annex

 

Hong Kong Monetary Authority
7 October 2016

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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 2016, the scheduled dates for issuing the press releases are as follows:

7 October

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

14 October

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

31 October

SDDS Template on International Reserves and Foreign Currency Liquidity

31 October

Exchange Fund Abridged Balance Sheet and Currency Board Account

 

Last revision date: 7 October 2016
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