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International Reserves of Bank Negara Malaysia as at 13 October 2017  (20 Oct 2017)

The international reserves of Bank Negara Malaysia amounted to USD101.4 billion (equivalent to RM428.7 billion) as at 13 October 2017. The reserves position is sufficient to finance 7.5 months of retained imports and is 1.1 times the short-term external debt.

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Principles for a Fair and Effective Financial Market for the Malaysian Financial Market  (17 Oct 2017)

The document sets the motivation and elaboration of five universal principles for a fair and effective financial market, to be adopted by all financial market participants.

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Renewal of ASEAN Swap Arrangement between ASEAN Central Banks and Monetary Authorities  (13 Oct 2017)

ASEAN Central Banks and Monetary Authorities have agreed to renew the memorandum of understanding on the ASEAN Swap Arrangement (ASA) for another two years from 17 November 2017, providing a total of USD2.0 billion in financial support.

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Exposure Draft on Employee Screening  (12 Oct 2017)

This exposure draft sets out the Bank’s expectations on employee screening procedures of financial institutions. The aim of this paper is to promote an ethical workforce within the financial sector. The recruitment process represents a key opportunity for financial institutions to identify the individuals that are aligned with the institution’s desired corporate culture and values. To this end, this exposure draft sets out requirements for−

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Assistant Governor's Opening Remarks at Islamic Fintech Dialogue 2017 - "Fintech & Entrepreneurship  (10 Oct 2017)

The financial industry today is confronted with a new normal - rapid advances in technology and an increasingly tech-savvy demographic are presenting both opportunities and challenges to the industry. Indeed, as financial technology or fintech is disrupting the industry, it is also emerging as a major game changer with unique value propositions.

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Assistant Governor’s Keynote Address at the 6th Annual Conference of the Association of Financial Advisers 2017 - “Financial Advisers, Trusted Advisers”  (09 Oct 2017)

It is indeed a great pleasure to be here this morning. I would like to thank the Association of Financial Advisers for inviting me to speak, and allow me first to congratulate the team on the successful organisation of this year’s conference.

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RINGGIT Newsletter (August 2017 issue) is now available for download  (06 Oct 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 "Perancangan Kewangan untuk Bakal Ibu Bapa".

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International Reserves of Bank Negara Malaysia as at 29 September 2017  (06 Oct 2017)

The international reserves of Bank Negara Malaysia increased to USD101.2 billion (equivalent to RM427.7 billion) as at 29 September 2017. It declined in ringgit terms because of the stronger ringgit during the third quarter. The reserves position is sufficient to finance 7.6 months of retained imports and is 1.1 times the short-term external debt.

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Assistant Governor’s Speech at the International Conference on Financial Crimes and Terrorism Financing 2017 – “Future Proofing Compliance: Responsibility and Response-ability”  (05 Oct 2017)

It is a great pleasure for me to be here today among industry leaders and experts. As we approach the end of this conference, I would like to thank all of you for your participation and contribution in making this year’s IFCTF a success. 

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Highlights

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Financial Technology Enabler Group

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Museum and Art Gallery Bank Negara Malaysia

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