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Strategy Paper on Value-based Intermediation: Strengthening the Roles and Impact of Islamic Finance  (20 Jul 2017)

Bank Negara Malaysia (the Bank) in collaboration with the Islamic finance industry today released a Strategy Paper on Value-based Intermediation (VBI). This paper articulates strategies to strengthen the roles and impact of Islamic banking institutions (IBIs) towards a sustainable financial ecosystem.

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Access to financing is not the primary issue for affordable housing  (18 Jul 2017)

This is with reference to media reports on calls to review housing loan criteria for potential buyers of affordable houses. The comments made by some parties had caused confusion and were not based on facts and accurate information. 

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Call for Papers: Fifth Annual Bank Negara Malaysia Economics Research Workshop "Macroeconomic Prospects in the Digital Economy" - 20th November 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  (14 Jul 2017)

Bank Negara Malaysia is pleased to announce the 5th Annual Bank Negara Malaysia Economics Research Workshop, to be held on 20 November 2017 at Sasana Kijang, Kuala Lumpur. This event aims to bring together researchers and policymakers to discuss economic and financial market issues faced by the regional economies.

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Jushua Meta Anak Nully from CIMB wins the Ninth Pertandingan Pidato Piala Gabenor Bank Negara Malaysia  (14 Jul 2017)

Thirteen of the best orators from the nation’s financial industry were shortlisted today to battle for first place in Pertandingan Pidato antara Institusi Kewangan Piala Gabenor Bank Negara Malaysia (Pertandingan Pidato Piala Gabenor). Jushua Meta Anak Nully from CIMB Bank Berhad emerged champion and took home the coveted Piala Gabenor Bank Negara Malaysia with his topic on get rich quick schemes. 

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Monetary Policy Statement  (13 Jul 2017)

At its meeting today, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of Bank Negara Malaysia decided to maintain the Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) at 3.00 percent.

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International Reserves of Bank Negara Malaysia as at 30 June 2017  (07 Jul 2017)

The international reserves of Bank Negara Malaysia amounted to USD98.9 billion (equivalent to RM424.8 billion) as at 30 June 2017. In USD terms, the level of reserves continued to increase. 

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Base Rates, BLR and Indicative Effective Lending Rates of Financial Institutions as at 7 July 2017  (07 Jul 2017)

The following are the Base Rates, BLR and Indicative Effective Lending Rates of Financial Institutions as at 7 July 2017.

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Governor's Remarks at the Luncheon Hosted by Bank Mandiri  (06 Jul 2017)

I am pleased to be here today to deliver the remarks for the lunch gathering hosted by Bank Mandiri. I am confident that Bank Mandiri will be the first Qualified ASEAN Bank in Malaysia, a major milestone for financial integration in ASEAN.

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Deputy Governor's Keynote Address at the Dialogue on Sustainable Development of Affordable Housing  (04 Jul 2017)

I am sure many of us here can still remember when we set out to buy our first house, which may be between 20 to 30 years ago. Back then, a typical terrace house or a 3-bedroom apartment came at a price tag of between RM200,000 to RM300,000

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Featured contents recommended as reference

Financial Technology Enabler Group

The Financial Technology Enabler Group (FTEG) was established by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) in June 2016 to support innovations that will improve the quality, efficiency and accessibility of financial services in Malaysia.

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A sustainable microfinance scheme, where participating financial institutions offer microfinance products that are easy, fast and convenient to micro enterprises with viable businesses.

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