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International Reserves of Bank Negara Malaysia as at 15 August 2018

Ref No : 08/18/08 21 Aug 2018 Embargo : For immediate release    

The international reserves of Bank Negara Malaysia amounted to USD104.2 billion as at 15 August 2018. The reserves position is sufficient to finance 7.6 months of retained imports and is 0.9 times the short-term external debt.
 
The short-term external debt is mostly accounted by banking institutions, reflecting the centralisation of liquidity management of Malaysian banks operating in the region and the sizeable presence of foreign banks in Malaysia. These institutions hold substantial external assets, which can be drawn upon to meet their external obligations without creating a claim on Bank Negara Malaysia’s international reserves.
 


See also: BNM Statement of Assets & Liabilities as at 15 August 2018

Bank Negara Malaysia
21 Aug 2018

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