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International Reserves of Bank Negara Malaysia as at 15 February 2017

The international reserves of Bank Negara Malaysia amounted to USD95.0 billion (equivalent to RM426.2 billion) as at 15 February 2017. The reserves position is sufficient to finance 8.4 months of retained imports and is 1.1 times the short-term external debt.

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Counter-Terrorism Financing Summit 2017

Malaysia will be hosting the 3rd Counter-Terrorism Financing (CTF) Summit in November 2017. This is a manifestation of Malaysia’s support and commitment in addressing terrorism and terrorism financing.

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Statement by Financial Markets Committee: Updates on Malaysian Financial Market

The ringgit continues to remain stable against the US dollar, with movements comparable to other regional and major currencies that are currently influenced by developments in the US financial market and expectations of interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve in 2017.

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Special Taskforce on Bank Negara Malaysia Forex Losses in 1990s

Bank Negara Malaysia will extend its full cooperation to the special taskforce established by the cabinet to probe into the forex losses incurred, which happened more than 25 years ago.

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Economic and Financial Developments in the Malaysian Economy in the Fourth Quarter of 2016

The Malaysian economy grew by 4.5% in the fourth quarter of 2016 (3Q 2016: 4.3%), underpinned by continued expansion in private sector expenditure. On the supply side, growth continues to be driven by the manufacturing and services sectors.

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Refinement of Operational Arrangement on Export Proceeds Conversion

With reference to a recent media report on the foreign exchange rules, Bank Negara Malaysia (the Bank) wishes to inform that the changes made effective from 6 February 2017, are not an easing of restrictions, but rather a refinement of existing operational arrangements between onshore banks and Bank Negara Malaysia.

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This policy document specifies the Shariah and operational requirements in relation to the application of wa`d arrangement in Islamic financial transactions. Shariah requirements highlight the salient features and essential conditions of a wa`d arrangement.

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RINGGIT Newsletter (December 2016 issue) is now available for download

RINGGIT is a joint-effort publication between FOMCA and the Bank to improve consumer awareness on financial issues. The highlight for this month is "Pandu Uji Sebelum Membeli Kereta Terpakai".

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Commencement of Commercial Banking Business of China Construction Bank (Malaysia) Berhad

We wish to inform that China Construction Bank (Malaysia) Berhad [CCBM], a whollyowned subsidiary of China Construction Bank, Ltd., China has been granted a commercial banking licence by the Finance Minister of Malaysia pursuant to section 9 of the Financial Services Act 2013 and the bank will commence its operations with effect from 27 January 2017.

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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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Financial Fraud Alert

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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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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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Shariah Advisory Council of the Bank

The authoritative body in ascertainment of Shariah matters relating for Islamic financial business in Malaysia.

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