Russia continues to adds tons of gold to its bullion reserves, making
the stockpile the sixth largest in the world.
Economists are reporting that gold accounts for 15 percent of
Russia's overall reserves. Russia has used 13 months of steady gold
buying to push the value of its gold reserves over the $380-billion
mark for the first time since January 2015.
Bloomberg News reports the value of Russia's gold holdings are
up more than 7 percent since late July 2015 when the Bank of Russia
headed by economist Elvira Nabiullina suspended foreign-currency purchases.
The Bank of Russia reportedly exhausted 20 percent of its existing
gold reserves in 2014 in an attempt to bolster the nation's
For more, read the full Bloomberg News report here.
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