© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A woman walks past in front of Romania’s Central Bank headquarters in Bucharest October 17, 2008. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel
(Reuters) – The Romanian central bank’s foreign exchange reserves, excluding 103.6 tonnes of gold, rose by 358 million euros ($376.65 million) to 40.50 billion euros at the end of April, the bank said on Monday.
Inflows were 3.56 billion euros and included changes in credit institutions’ foreign currency-denominated required reserves and inflows into the finance ministry’s accounts.
Outflows were 3.20 billion euros and included changes in credit institutions’ foreign currency-denominated required reserves and interest payments on foreign currency public debt.
The central bank said payments to service external public and publicly guaranteed foreign currency debt amounted to 213 million euros in May.
($1 = 0.9505 euros)
Romania central bank’s April FX reserves up 40.50 billion euros