The reserves had fallen by USD 672.4 million to USD 314.87 billion in the week ended November 21. According to the RBI's weekly statistical supplement, foreign currency assets, the biggest component of the forex reserves, rose USD 1.42 billion at USD 290.82 billion in the week under review.

The foreign currency assets had declined USD 664.3 million at USD 289.39 billion in the previous week (November 21).

The RBI said the foreign currency assets, expressed in US dollar terms, include the effect of appreciation or depreciation of non-US currencies such as the pound sterling, euro and yen held in reserve.

India's reserve position with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was up USD 2.5 million to USD 1.52 billion. The value of special drawing rights (SDRs) was higher by USD 6.4 million at USD 4.22 billion.

The value of gold reserves which was static since October 3 at USD 20.01 billion and had declined by 275 million at USD 19.73 billion for the week ended October 31, stayed the same in the week ended November 21.

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