Jamaica’s NIR passes US$2b

NIR_YELLOW280x150Jamaica’s Net International Reserves (NIR) now exceeds US$2 billion as it sits at US$2.18 billion, up by US$805 million during July. The increase reflects the US$800 million bond, the government raised recently on the international market.
The gross amount of the reserves is US$2.8 billion, up by US$793 million during July, of this amount US$606 million is due to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and represents primarily, funds obtained from the IMF for liquidity support for the financial system, when the JLP government undertook the first debt exchange, back in 2010.
Reserves of Goods Imports amount to 28.13 weeks and 20.30 weeks of Rreserves of Goods & Services Imports.

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