Iraq Adds To Gold Reserve, 1st Time In Years - IMF Data - Reuters
Friday, December 21, 2012
Reuters, Dec 20 - Iraq made its first major move in years to bolster
its gold reserves in recent months, while Brazil increased its
holdings of bullion by almost a third in November, data from the
International Monetary Fund showed on Thursday.
The IMF's monthly statistics report showed Iraq's gold
holdings quadrupled to 31.07 tonnes over the course of three
months between August and October.
In the first change in its reserve in years, the country
added some 23.9 tonnes in August, bringing the total to 29.7
tonnes. That was followed by a 2.3-tonne rise in September to
32.09 tonnes and then by a cut of 1.02 tonnes in October to
31.07 tonnes. There was no data for November.
More recently, Brazil raised its gold holdings by 14.68
tonnes, or 28 percent, in November, bringing its bullion
reserves to 67.19 tonnes, Thursday's data showed.
The addition comes on the heels of an even bigger increase
in October when the South American country added 17.17 tonnes to
its reserves. In September, it increased holdings by 2 tonnes.
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