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TABLE-UAE c.bank foreign assets rise to $52 bln in Aug

Oct 11 (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates central bank's foreign currency assets rose to 189.1 billion dirhams ($51.5 billion) in August from 186.8 billion in the previous month, mainly because of a rise in holdings of foreign securities, its data showed on Thursday.

UAE C.BANK FOREIGN CURRENCY ASSETS AUG 2012 JULY 2012

bln dirhams 189.06 186.79 deposits 44.84 51.89 foreign securities 105.78 96.93

NOTE. Data as of the end of the month. Figures are provisional and subject to revision; year-earlier data was not provided. Assets include Dubai government bonds worth 36.72 billion dirhams.

($1 = 3.673 UAE dirhams)

(Reporting by Martin Dokoupil; Editing by Andrew Torchia)

((Martin.Dokoupil@thomsonreuters.com)(+971 4 362 5832)(Reuters Messaging: martin.dokoupil.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

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