In February, the Central Bank bought 0.3 million Troy ounces of gold, equivalent to nine tons of the precious metal. This is evidenced by data posted on the regulator's website on Monday, March 20.
According to the information on 1 March, the Central Bank owns 53,2 million Troy ounces of gold (1,654 tonnes). A month earlier, the indicator was equal to 52.9 million ounces (1645 tons). Gold included in international reserves of Russia.
Thus, the Bank of Russia for the month increased its gold reserves by 0.6 percent. The cost is estimated at 66.9 billion dollars (about 17 percent of the total amount of state reserves, which is 397,3 billion dollars).
20 Mar at 17:00 GMT, Troy ounce of gold was worth 1231,6 dollar. In the beginning of the month the price of gold fell below the cost of bitcoins, which was then traded around the level of $ 1,238.
London's high court has postponed a decision on the appeal of Ukraine in a debt dispute with Russia. Kiev has asked to suspend fulfillment of obligations in front of Moscow before the case will consider the court of Appeal, the meeting of which will take place no earlier than 2018. The judge will have to decide whether to grant the request of Kiev.
Due to the increasing life expectancy and low rate of return on investments of pension funds in deficit savings by 2050 will reach 427,8 trillion dollars. That's five times more than the current world GDP. The relevant information contains in the report of the world economic forum (WEF).
Sberbank will test a drone that will deliver the cash, said the Chairman of the Board of the credit institution Stanislav Kuznetsov. According to him, the laboratory Bank explores the possibility of using unmanned aircraft to improve efficiency.
Russian Maria Laecken (Kuchina) prevailed over the rivals in the sector to jump stage of the Diamond League in Eugene (USA). Champion of the world 2015, speaking under a neutral flag, in her best attempt to overcome a mark of 2.03 meters.
"Barcelona" defeated "Alaves" in the final of the Spanish Cup. The meeting was held at the stadium "Vicente calderón" in Madrid and ended with the victory of the Catalans with a score of 3:1. The blue-pomegranate Lionel Messi, Neymar and Paco alcácer. The only goal "alavesa" scored Theo Bernard françois.
The media learned of the decision of the US Navy to send to the coast of the DPRK, the aircraft carrier "Nimitz" (USS Nimitz), to increase the pressure on Pyongyang. The ship will join the already located in that area, "Ronald Reagan" and "Carl Vinson", increasing the striking force to a record level.