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International Reserves of Bank Negara Malaysia as at 31 January 2017

Ref No : 02/17/01 07 Feb 2017 Embargo : Not for publication or broadcast before 1500 hours on Tuesday 07 February 2017

The international reserves of Bank Negara Malaysia amounted to USD95.0 billion (equivalent to RM426.0 billion) as at 31 January 2017. The reserves position is sufficient to finance 8.6 months of retained imports and is 1.3 times the short-term external debt[1].



[1]Refers to the redefined short-term external debt, which includes short-term offshore borrowing, non-resident holdings of short-term ringgit debt securities, non-resident deposits with the banking system and other short-term debt. For more information, please refer to the box article titled 'The Redefinition of External Debt' in the Quarterly Bulletin on Economic and Financial Developments in the Malaysian Economy in the First Quarter of 2014.


See also: BNM Statement of Assets & Liabilities as at 31 January 2017

Bank Negara Malaysia
07 Feb 2017

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