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International Reserves of Bank Negara Malaysia as at 29 December 2017

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The international reserves of Bank Negara Malaysia amounted to USD102.4 billion as at 29 December 2017 compared to USD94.5 billion as at end-2016. The reserves level as at 29 December 2017 has taken into account the adjustment for foreign exchange revaluation changes. The level of reserves was supported by higher current account surplus and continued inflows of foreign direct investment. These were, however, partly offset by direct investment abroad by Malaysian companies and portfolio investment abroad by resident institutional investors.
The international reserves as at 29 December 2017 remain ample to facilitate international transactions. The reserves position is sufficient to finance 7.2 months of retained imports and is 1.1 times the short-term external debt. 

See also: BNM Statement of Assets & Liabilities as at 29 December 2017

Bank Negara Malaysia
05 Jan 2018

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