BUSINESS Mongolia's forex reserves up 22 pct in 2019: central bank

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Mongolia's forex reserves up 22 pct in 2019: central bank

Xinhua

18:07, February 03, 2020

ULAN BATOR, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) -- Mongolia's foreign exchange reserves expanded 22.53 percent year-on-year in 2019, the country's central bank said on Monday.

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A decorated horse at Naadam festival, Mongolia. (Photo: VCG)

According to a report published by the Bank of Mongolia, the country's forex reserves stood at 4.35 billion U.S. dollars at the end of last year, hitting an all-time high, as a result of various measures to ensure economic stability.

The central bank said it aims to increase the reserves to at least 6.5 billion dollars in the medium term.

Sufficient foreign exchange reserves are believed to be vital for ensuring economic stability.

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