Eurosystem reserves down 0.1 bln eur to 10 May

GERMANY - The European Central Bank said eurosystem net foreign currency reserves fell 0.1 bln eur to 258.2 bln in the week ending 10 May on account of customer and portfolio transactions.

Banknotes in circulation rose by 2.8 bln eur to 297.3 bln eur, the ECB said.

The gold position of the eurosystem remained unchanged at 139.502 bln eur.

The eurosystem includes the ECB and the 12 national central banks of the euro zone.