Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Romania cbank reserves down at 24.9 bln euros

BUCHAREST, May 4 (Reuters) - The Romanian central bank's (BNR) foreign exchange reserves, excluding 103.7 tonnes of gold, fell 235 million euros to 24.9 billion euros ($32.96 billion) in April, central bank data showed on Monday. 

Inflows stood at 3.547 billion euros, coming from changes in the reserve requirements of credit institutions, inflows in the finance ministry's account, inflows in the European Commission's account held at the BNR, transactions on the interbank market and income from foreign reserves management. Outflows totalled 3.782 billion euros, reflecting changes in the reserve requirements and payments from the European Commission account, interbank transactions and payments to service Romania's public external debt.

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