According to the Russian Central Bank's forecasts, in 2003 Russia's gold and currency reserves will grow by $18bn. These figures are a part of a report to be delivered at a government meeting on August 21. The meeting will focus on the draft guidelines of the 2004 state monetary policy.
Over the first six months of 2003, gold and currency reserves surged by $16.6bn, up from $7bn in the same period of last year. In the reported period, the volume of foreign currency cash in pockets of Russian citizens decreased by $4bn.
In response to the unlawful December 1 arrest and detention of Chinese tech giant Huawei's chief financial officer Sabrina Meng Wanzhou by Canadian authorities in Vancouver at the behest of the Trump regime, facing possible unacceptable extradition to the US, Beijing warned its high-tech personnel last month against traveling to America unless it's essential.
Rescuers found the pilot of one of the two Su-34 fighters that had collided in midair in the Far East on January 18