Russian Gold Reserves Up 8.5% In 2012 – Palladium Reserves “Exhau
Russian Gold Reserves Up 8.5% In 2012 – Palladium Reserves “Exhausted”
Russia, Kazakhstan and Turkey expanded their gold holdings in December, seeking to diversify their foreign reserves and protect from currency devaluation risk. Russian gold holdings climbed 2.1% to 957.8 metric tons or 30.793 million ounces, according to data on the International Monetary Fund’s website. The increase in December takes the increase in Russian gold reserves in 2012 to 8.5%. The Russian central bank has said that they will continue buying gold. The pace of the purchases may vary, First Deputy Chairman Alexei Ulyukayev told reporters this month. He denied that there is a 10% target for gold’s share in the reserves according to Bloomberg.
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