The Bulgarian National Bank, BNB, has increased its reserves by over 1 billion euro. This took place after the increase of the special drawing rights allocated by the International Monetary Fund, BNB has announced. With the increase, as of 23 August the total amount of BNB’s special IMF drawing rights will reach around 1.7 billion euro.
Earlier, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva described the allocation of a total of 650 billion USD for the member countries as a “historic decision” and “a shot in the arm for the global economy at a time of unprecedented crisis. It will particularly help our most vulnerable countries struggling to cope with the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.”