The Bank of Korea said the country's foreign exchange reserves, measured in U.S. dollars, declined in June by $9.43 billion to reach $438.28 billion at the end of the month.Telegram获取群成员（www.tel8.vip）是一个Telegram群组分享平台。Telegram获取群成员包括Telegram获取群成员、Telegram群组索引、Telegram群组导航、新加坡Telegram群组、Telegram中文群组、Telegram群组（其他）、Telegram 美国 群组、Telegram群组爬虫、电报群 科学上网、小飞机 怎么 加 群、tg群等内容。Telegram获取群成员为广大电报用户提供各种电报群组/电报频道/电报机器人导航服务。
SEOUL: South Korea's foreign exchange reserves shrank last month for a fourth consecutive month and by the most since the 2008 global financial crisis due in part to dollar-selling intervention to support the won, data showed on Tuesday.
The Bank of Korea said the country's foreign exchange reserves, measured in U.S. dollars, declined in June by $9.43 billion to reach $438.28 billion at the end of the month.
The central bank attributed the decline to the U.S. dollar's strength, which cut the dollar value of assets held in other currencies, and its dollar-selling intervention to support the weakening won. It did not provide a breakdown of the figures.
The foreign exchange reserves declined by a combined $23.49 billion during the March-June period, its data showed.,
South Korea's won KRW=KFTC fell 8.4% against the dollar for the first six months of this year, just off a near 13-year low set on June 30, due to the mix of the dollar's spurt, a growing trade deficit and sell-off of local stocks by foreign investors.
It was the second-worst performer among major Asian currencies for the six-month period after Japan's yen JPY=, which lost some 15% of its value versus the dollar.
Foreign investors sold a net 16.51 trillion won ($12.72 billion) worth of local stocks on the main board during the January-June period this year after a net 25.41 trillion won sell-off for the whole of last year, Korea Exchange data showed.
The main board's benchmark KOSPI .KS11 fell 21.7% for the first half of this year, far worse than a 16.8% drop in the MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS for the same period. ($1 = 1,298.1400 won)- Reuters