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Jan 11, 2019 01:12 AM
FINANCE

Russia Buys Quarter of World Yuan Reserves in Shift From Dollar

Photo: Bloomberg
Photo: Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) — Russia’s central bank dumped $101 billion in U.S. holdings from its huge reserves, shifting into euros and yuan last spring amid a new round of U.S. sanctions.

The central bank moved the equivalent of $44 billion each into the European and Chinese currencies in the second quarter, according to a report published on late Wednesday by the Bank of Russia, which discloses the data with a six-month lag. Another $21 billion was invested in the Japanese yen.

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