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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 (February 7) that the official foreign currency reserve assets of Hong Kong amounted to US$436.9 billion as at the end of January 2023 (end-December 2022: US$424.0 billion) (Annex).
     There were no unsettled foreign exchange contracts at end-January 2023 and end-December 2022.
     The total foreign currency reserve assets of US$436.9 billion represent over five times the currency in circulation or about 42 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 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 February 2023, the scheduled dates for issuing the press releases are as follows:
February 7 SDDS International Reserves
(Hong Kong's Latest Foreign Currency Reserve Assets Figures)
February 14 SDDS Analytical Accounts of the Central Bank
(Analytical Accounts of the Exchange Fund)
February 28 SDDS Template on International Reserves and
Foreign Currency Liquidity
February 28 Exchange Fund Abridged Balance Sheet and
Currency Board Account
Ends/Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Issued at HKT 16:30
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