Hungary cbank sees room to reduce fx reserves -statement

miércoles 27 de mayo de 2015 04:27 GYT
 

BUDAPEST May 27 (Reuters) - Hungary's central bank will use some of its foreign currency reserves to allow commercial banks to close their forint/euro fx swap positions linked to a recent conversion of forex mortgages into forints, the bank said on Wednesday.

In November 2014, the central bank launched tenders to provide banks with euros as they prepared for the conversion of billions of euros worth of Swiss franc and euro loans.

The bank's international reserves stand at around 37 billion euros now, which it said exceeded levels expected by investors, and there was "significant room to use some of the reserves." (Reporting by Krisztina Than; Editing by Toby Chopra)