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Exposure Draft on Framework for Electronic Trading Platforms  (14 Jun 2019)

This Exposure Draft sets out the Bank’s requirements and expectations on market participants who offer services of electronic trading platforms within the Malaysian wholesale financial markets, specifically money and foreign exchange markets. 

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Base Rates, BLR and Indicative Effective Lending Rates of Financial Institutions as at 14 June 2019  (14 Jun 2019)

The following are the Base Rates, BLR and Indicative Effective Lending Rates of Financial Institutions as at 14 June 2019.

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International Reserves of Bank Negara Malaysia as at 31 May 2019  (11 Jun 2019)

The international reserves of Bank Negara Malaysia amounted to USD102.3 billion as at 31 May 2019. 

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Policy Document on Shareholder Suitability - Notification and Application Procedures  (04 Jun 2019)

Shareholders, through the exercise of voting rights or representation on the board, are in a position to influence decisions by which the business and affairs of an approved person are carried out. It is therefore important that the shareholders of an approved person are persons of integrity and good reputation, with adequate resources to support the professional conduct of an approved person, including its compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

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Monetary and Financial Developments in April 2019  (31 May 2019)

This monthly publication comprises the 'Monthly Highlights' report which features key issues surrounding domestic economic and financial developments for the month as well as the release of monthly data covering areas such as the consolidated balance sheet of the Malaysian banking system, financial markets, insurance and takaful, the external sector and other macroeconomic indicators.

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Detailed Disclosure of International Reserves as at end-April 2019  (31 May 2019)

In accordance with the IMF SDDS format, the detailed breakdown of international reserves provides forward-looking information on the size, composition and usability of reserves and other foreign currency assets, and the expected and potential future inflows and outflows of foreign exchange of the Federal Government and Bank Negara Malaysia over the next 12-month period.

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Malaysia’s Inclusion in the US Treasury’s Monitoring List of Potential Currency Manipulator  (29 May 2019)

This is with reference to the inclusion of Malaysia in the “Monitoring List” of the Report on Macroeconomic and Foreign Exchange Policies of Major Trading Partners of the US, May 2019 Edition, published by the US Department of Treasury Office of International Affairs.

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Financial Consumer Alert: List of unauthorised companies and websites has been updated.  (28 May 2019)

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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Requirements for Installation of Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) System at Business Premises for the Conduct of Money Services Business (MSB)  (27 May 2019)

This circular requires MSB licensees to have in place a robust CCTV system within each of their business premises that carry out MSB, with the objectives of enhancing operational risk management and strengthening the protection of MSB operations against risks of being abused for money laundering, terrorism financing or other illicit purposes.

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Explore The New Housingwatch Website

This Housing Watch microsite aims to provide timely information on the key factors that influence the demand and supply of housing in Malaysia for a more informed decision-making and public discourse on this issue.

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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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An informal and interactive venue for learning about the importance of numismatics, economics, Islamic banking and financial planning.

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