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Discussion Paper on Responsibility Mapping  (23 Feb 2018)

The Bank today issued a discussion paper on Responsibility Mapping which sets out its thinking for a framework relating to responsibilities of individuals holding senior leadership positions in financial institutions.

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Four former Genneva Sdn. Bhd directors jailed for 8 years and fined RM 1 million  (23 Feb 2018)

On 21 February 2018, the Court of Appeal have convicted the company and the four directors of Genneva Sdn. Bhd. (GSB) for accepting deposits without a license and money laundering, offences under Section 25(1) of the Banking and Financial Institutions Act (BAFIA) 1989 and Section 4(1) of Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act 2001 (AMLATFA).

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International Reserves of Bank Negara Malaysia as at 15 February 2018  (22 Feb 2018)

The international reserves of Bank Negara Malaysia amounted to USD103.6 billion as at 15 February 2018. The reserves position is sufficient to finance 7.1 months of retained imports and is 1.1 times the short-term external debt.

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4Q 2017 Labour Market Statistics of the Financial Services Sector  (20 Feb 2018)

In 4Q 2017, total employment in the financial services sector, covering banking institutions, development financial institutions and insurance companies/Takaful operators increased by 0.3% to 164,885 persons (4Q 2016: 164,463).

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Base Rates, BLR and Indicative Effective Lending Rates of Financial Institutions as at 19 February 2018  (19 Feb 2018)

The following are the Base Rates, BLR and Indicative Effective Lending Rates of Financial Institutions as at 19 February 2018.

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Response to Questions from Bernama on the Malaysia's Economy and Financial System  (16 Feb 2018)

The GDP figures underscore a trend where the economy is becoming healthier, with growth becoming more broad-based across sectors amid a firm trajectory. 

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National initiative to ‘Go Green’ this Chinese New Year with quality fit banknotes  (14 Feb 2018)

The Association of Banks in Malaysia (ABM) would like to state that our member banks have received adequate supply of banknotes for the Chinese New Year comprising a mixture of new and fit notes. Our member banks have therefore, been exchanging a mixture of new and fit banknotes for customers.

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"Navigating the Affordable Housing Market in Urban Cities"  (12 Feb 2018)

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) in partnership with the World Bank Group today organised a Networking Event on Navigating the Affordable Housing Market in Urban Cities at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC). 

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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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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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