FRANKFURT -(Dow Jones)- The Eurosystem's reserves of gold and gold receivables decreased EUR14 million to EUR240.803 billion in the week ended May 15, the European Central Bank said Tuesday.
The Eurosystem's reserves of net foreign currency decreased EUR2.4 billion to EUR261.5 billion during the period.
The ECB said cash in circulation decreased EUR1.5 billion to EUR758 billion.
The Eurosystem consists of the Frankfurt-based ECB and the 16 euro-zone national central banks.
ECB Web site: http://www.ecb.int/
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May 19, 2009 09:26 ET (13:26 GMT)
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