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International Reserves of Bank Negara Malaysia as at 13 April 2018  (20 Apr 2018)

The international reserves of Bank Negara Malaysia amounted to USD110.0 billion as at 13 April 2018.

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Assistant Governor’s Keynote Address at the 1st National Takaful Annual Convention 2018 - “Takaful Agents: Striving for Excellence in a Disruptive World”  (14 Apr 2018)

Saya ingin mengucapkan terima kasih kepada pihak penganjur atas jemputan untuk menyampaikan ucaptama di Konvensyen Takaful Tahunan Kebangsaan yang pertama ini. Tahniah diucapkan kepada NAMLIFA atas inisiatif untuk menganjurkan program khusus bagi para ejen takaful buat julung kalinya. Forum seumpama ini penting bagi menyediakan platform untuk pertukaran idea, pengalaman dan pandangan antara pakar-pakar industri dan agen takaful.

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Deputy Governor's Opening Remarks at the Report Launch for East Asia and Pacific Region - Global Financial Development Report 2017/2018: Bankers without Borders  (12 Apr 2018)

The issue of globalisation has featured very prominently in the headlines, especially in recent times. In fact, it has been very trendy over the past decade to herald the end of financial globalisation and international banking.

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Governor’s Keynote Address at the Malaysian E-Payments Excellence Awards (MEEA) 2018 - “The resurgence of payments in a digital world”  (11 Apr 2018)

Thank you for inviting me to speak today. Ten years ago, the word “payments” was only heard in small and exclusive circles. Those in banking understand the importance and criticality of the payment system. Huge resources are devoted to this function. Understandably so. Payment services are the bread and butter of banking and the lubricant for the economy. It is at the heart of all economic activities. Its services are indispensable. Yet, only a few took an interest in payments, except maybe those in the financial services community.

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Bai` al-Sarf (Currency Exchange)  (11 Apr 2018)

The Bank has issued the policy document on Bai` al-Sarf.  It aims to promote end-to-end Shariah compliance within the Islamic financial institutions (IFIs) by specifying Shariah and operational requirements in relation to its application in Islamic financial transactions. The Shariah requirements highlight salient features and essential conditions of a bai` al-sarf contract. The operational requirements outline the regulatory expectations with respect to the governance and oversight, structuring, risk management as well as business and market conduct of bai` al-sarf.

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Financial Consumer Alert: List of unauthorised companies and websites has been updated.  (09 Apr 2018)

The Bank has updated the Financial Consumer Alert list. The list consists of companies and websites which are neither authorised nor approved under the relevant laws and regulations administered by BNM.

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Assistant Governor’s Speech at the Forum on ‘Waqf: An Economic Perspective’  (09 Apr 2018)

It is an honour to speak on waqf from an economic viewpoint. Waqf, or Islamic endowment, is a virtuous act which not only serves as a philanthropic tool but holds great potential for economic development.

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International Reserves of Bank Negara Malaysia as at 30 March 2018  (06 Apr 2018)

The international reserves of Bank Negara Malaysia amounted to USD107.8 billion as at 30 March 2018. The reserves level has taken into account the adjustment for foreign exchange revaluation changes. The reserves position is sufficient to finance 7.4 months of retained imports and is 1.1 times the short-term external debt.

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Response to Sinar Harian Article entitled "Cepat laksana gaji cukup hidup"  (06 Apr 2018)

We refer to the article entitled "Cepat laksana gaji cukup hidup" published in Sinar Harian on 4 April 2018.

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