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Governor's Remarks at Invest Malaysia Kuala Lumpur 2017 - "Building on the Past, Investing in the Future"  (25 Jul 2017)

Malaysia as a nation has forged strong ties with investors over a century. In fact, Malaysia’s relationship with foreign investors is older than the inception of the country. For example, HSBC, Shell and Nestlé have been present in Malaysia for more than a century.

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Governor's Welcoming Remarks at the 2017 IMF-BNM Summer Conference - "Some Perspectives on Globalisation and its Aftermath"  (25 Jul 2017)

Welcome to the 2017 IMF-BNM Summer Conference. I would like to thank the IMF for partnering with Bank Negara Malaysia to co-host this event for the first time in Southeast Asia. Our exchange of knowledge and experiences will be valuable for us to better understand the dynamic issues brought about by globalisation that is confronting our economies, financial systems and societies.

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Governor's Luncheon Address at Bank Negara Malaysia Monetary Policy Conference 2017 - "Monetary Policy Autonomy: Intricacies, Instruments and Independence"  (24 Jul 2017)

Monetary policy was thought to be a relatively simple and straightforward business. It was widely concluded that all that the central bank needed to do was conduct monetary policy in a way consistent with the inflation-target and ensure that employment levels are satisfactory. Life should have been easy for central banks.

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RINGGIT Newsletter (June 2017 issue) is now available for download  (24 Jul 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 1) ".

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International Reserves of Bank Negara Malaysia as at 14 July 2017  (21 Jul 2017)

The international reserves of Bank Negara Malaysia amounted to USD99.1 billion (equivalent to RM425.4 billion) as at 14 July 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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Strategy Paper on Value-based Intermediation: Strengthening the Roles and Impact of Islamic Finance  (20 Jul 2017)

Bank Negara Malaysia (the Bank) in collaboration with the Islamic finance industry today released a Strategy Paper on Value-based Intermediation (VBI). This paper articulates strategies to strengthen the roles and impact of Islamic banking institutions (IBIs) towards a sustainable financial ecosystem.

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Access to financing is not the primary issue for affordable housing  (18 Jul 2017)

This is with reference to media reports on calls to review housing loan criteria for potential buyers of affordable houses. The comments made by some parties had caused confusion and were not based on facts and accurate information. 

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Call for Papers: Fifth Annual Bank Negara Malaysia Economics Research Workshop "Macroeconomic Prospects in the Digital Economy" - 20th November 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  (14 Jul 2017)

Bank Negara Malaysia is pleased to announce the 5th Annual Bank Negara Malaysia Economics Research Workshop, to be held on 20 November 2017 at Sasana Kijang, Kuala Lumpur. This event aims to bring together researchers and policymakers to discuss economic and financial market issues faced by the regional economies.

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Jushua Meta Anak Nully from CIMB wins the Ninth Pertandingan Pidato Piala Gabenor Bank Negara Malaysia  (14 Jul 2017)

Thirteen of the best orators from the nation’s financial industry were shortlisted today to battle for first place in Pertandingan Pidato antara Institusi Kewangan Piala Gabenor Bank Negara Malaysia (Pertandingan Pidato Piala Gabenor). Jushua Meta Anak Nully from CIMB Bank Berhad emerged champion and took home the coveted Piala Gabenor Bank Negara Malaysia with his topic on get rich quick schemes. 

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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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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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