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Hong Kong's latest foreign currency reserve assets figures released
The following is issued on behalf of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority:

     The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announced today (5 November) that the official foreign currency reserve assets of Hong Kong amounted to US$498.1 billion as at the end of October 2021 (end-September 2021: US$494.9 billion) (Annex).

     There were no unsettled foreign exchange contracts at end-October 2021 and end-September 2021.

     The total foreign currency reserve assets of US$498.1 billion represent about seven times the currency in circulation or 48 per cent of Hong Kong dollar M3.
     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 November 2021, the scheduled dates for issuing the press releases are as follows:
November 5 SDDS International Reserves
(Hong Kong's Latest Foreign Currency Reserve Assets Figures)
November 12 SDDS Analytical Accounts of the Central Bank
(Analytical Accounts of the Exchange Fund)
November 30 SDDS Template on International Reserves and Foreign Currency Liquidity
November 30 Exchange Fund Abridged Balance Sheet and Currency Board Account

Ends/Friday, November 5, 2021
Issued at HKT 16:30
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