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)
(Reporting by Raymond Leung; Editing by xxx)
Keywords: HONGKONG EXCHANGEFUND ASSETS