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HK Exchange Fund foreign assets HK$2,316.9 bln at end-Sept

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Oct 12 (Reuters) - Foreign assets in Hong Kong's ExchangeFund stood at HK$2,316.9 billion ($298.86 billion) at the end ofSeptember 2012, up HK$30.8 billion from the end of August 2012,the Hong Kong Monetary Authority said on Friday.

The Exchange Fund backs the local currency, which has beenpegged to the U.S. dollar since 1983.

($1 = 7.7524 Hong Kong dollars)

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Keywords: HONGKONG EXCHANGEFUND ASSETS