FRANKFURT, July 20 Gold and gold receivables
held by euro zone central banks rose by 1 million euros to
352.093 billion euros in the week ending July 16, the European
Central Bank said on Tuesday.
Net foreign exchange reserves in the Eurosystem of central
banks rose by 100 million euros to 191.3 billion euros, the ECB
said in its regular weekly consolidated financial statement.
Gold holdings rose because of a purchase by one euro zone
central bank, consistent with the latest Central Bank Gold
The bank's balance sheet, which now includes the government
bonds it is currently buying as part of its bid to calm the euro
zone debt crisis, totalled 1.987 trillion euros the statement
showed, down almost 18 billion from a week ago.
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