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RINGGIT Newsletter (July 2017 issue) is now available for download  (23 Aug 2017)

RINGGIT is a joint-effort publication between FOMCA and the Bank to improve consumer awareness on financial issues. The highlight for this month is "Waspada Terhadap ‘Scam’ Kewangan (Bahagian 2) ".

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Enforcement Action on Illegal Money Services Business Premises  (23 Aug 2017)

Bank Negara Malaysia on 17 August 2017 raided five premises located in Perak, Pahang and Negeri Sembilan. These premises were raided for suspected offences under the Money Services Business Act 2011 (MSBA) and the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 (AMLATFA). 

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International Reserves of Bank Negara Malaysia as at 15 August 2017  (22 Aug 2017)

The international reserves of Bank Negara Malaysia amounted to USD100.4 billion (equivalent to RM431.0 billion) as at 15 August 2017. The reserves position is sufficient to finance 7.9 months of retained imports and is 1.1 times the short-term external debt.

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Issuance Of Commemorative Coins In Conjunction with 29th Southeast Asian Games and 9th Asean Para Games  (16 Aug 2017)

Bank Negara Malaysia is issuing commemorative coins in conjunction with the 29th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games and 9th ASEAN Para Games. The SEA Games will take place between 19 and 30 August 2017 and ASEAN Para Games will be held from 17 to 23 September 2017. The Games coincide with the celebration of Malaysia’s 60th Independence Day as well as Malaysia Day.

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Exposure Draft on Leverage Ratio  (16 Aug 2017)

This Exposure Draft sets out the Bank’s proposals for the Leverage Ratio (LR) framework for banking institutions, which is part of the Basel III regulatory reforms.

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Governor's Keynote Address at the Asian Captive Conference 2017 - "De-Risking Asia: The Growing Role of Self-Insurance"  (16 Aug 2017)

It is probably fair to say that captives have had, at best, an uneasy relationship with regulators. Captive insurance did not get off on the right foot with regulators. In the early days of the modern captive, efforts to regulate captives were mostly ill-suited to the nature of the captive business. 

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Governor's Remarks at the National Public Sector Accountants Conference 2017 - "Charting a Path for the Future"  (15 Aug 2017)

Thank you for the invitation to speak today. My congratulations to Jabatan Akauntan Negara Malaysia and Persatuan Akauntan Sektor Awam Malaysia on the successful organisation of the 28th National Public Sector Accountants Conference.

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Base Rates, BLR and Indicative Effective Lending Rates of Financial Institutions as at 11 August 2017  (14 Aug 2017)

The following are the Base Rates, BLR and Indicative Effective Lending Rates of Financial Institutions as at 11 August 2017.

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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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Pembiayaan Mikro

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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Museum and Art Gallery Bank Negara Malaysia

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

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Find out more about Money Laundering & Terrorism Financing

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RINGGIT is a joint-effort publication between FOMCA and Bank Negara Malaysia. This collaboration creates greater outreach in our effort to improve the consumer awareness on financial issues.

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Financial Fraud Alert

Don't be a victim. Protect yourself from financial scams. Find out more about illegal financial schemes and how to avoid being a victim.

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