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Exchange Fund assets up $7.3b

August 31, 2017

The Exchange Fund's total assets stood at $3.9122 trillion at the end of July, $7.3 billion higher than at the end of June, the Monetary Authority announced today.


Foreign currency assets rose $20.1 billion, while Hong Kong dollar assets decreased $12.8 billion.


The Monetary Base at the end of July was $1.6646 trillion, up $1.2 billion on the previous month due to an increase in the outstanding amount of Certificates of Indebtedness.


The amount of Backing Assets increased $4.3 billion to $1.7954 trillion due to an increase in assets through the issuance of Certificates of Indebtedness, valuation gains and interest from investments.


The backing ratio increased to 107.86% at the end of July from 107.68% a month earlier.

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