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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 (October 7) that the official foreign currency reserve assets of Hong Kong amounted to US$419.2 billion as at the end of September 2022 (end-August 2022: US$431.8 billion) (Annex).
     There were no unsettled foreign exchange contracts at end-September and end-August 2022.
     The total foreign currency reserve assets of US$419.2 billion represent over five times the currency in circulation or about 41 per cent of Hong Kong dollar M3.
Release calendar
     The release calendar of foreign currency reserve assets for 2023 is announced below:
Reference Month  Release Date
January 2023 February 7, 2023
February 2023 March 7, 2023
March 2023 April 11, 2023
April 2023 May 5, 2023
May 2023 June 7, 2023
June 2023 July 7, 2023
July 2023 August 7, 2023
August 2023 September 7, 2023
September 2023 October 6, 2023
October 2023 November 7, 2023
November 2023 December 7, 2023
December 2023 January 5, 2024

     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 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 October 2022, the scheduled dates for issuing the press releases are as follows:
October 7 SDDS International Reserves
(Hong Kong's Latest Foreign Currency Reserve Assets Figures)
October 14 SDDS Analytical Accounts of the Central Bank
(Analytical Accounts of the Exchange Fund)
October 31 SDDS Template on International Reserves and Foreign Currency Liquidity
October 31 Exchange Fund Abridged Balance Sheet and Currency Board Account

Ends/Friday, October 7, 2022
Issued at HKT 16:30
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