External sector - Reserve assets

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International investment position, reserve assets (position at end of quarter vis-à-vis non-residents; not seasonally or working day-adjusted; BPM6 standards).
International investment position, reserve assets as percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) at market prices (position at end of quarter vis-à-vis non-residents; not seasonally or working day-adjusted; BPM6 and ESA 2010 standards).