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QuestionHow are foreign currency assets held by the Bank managed?


Based on the Principal Terms and Conditions for the Management of Foreign Currency Assets decided by the Policy Board, foreign currency assets held by the Bank are managed with an important emphasis on securing a high degree of safety and liquidity. The Bank holds foreign currency assets that are composed mainly of the following: (1) deposits with central banks and other institutions of foreign countries, and (2) government securities with a high degree of liquidity and credibility. Specifically, foreign currency assets are mainly U.S. and European government securities.

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