FRANKFURT, July 31 Gold and gold receivables
held by euro zone central banks fell by 2 million euros to
433.777 billion euros in the week ending July 27, the European
Central Bank said on Tuesday.
Net foreign exchange reserves in the Eurosystem of central
banks rose by 3.7 billion euros to 246.7 billion euros, the ECB
also said in its regular weekly consolidated financial
Gold holdings fell because of sales of gold coin by two euro
zone central banks, the ECB said. It added that the combined
balance sheet of the ECB and the 17 national central banks in
the euro zone rose to 3.094 trillion euros.
For details of the report, please see the website: www.ecb.int/press
(Reporting by Frankfurt newsroom)