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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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Governor's Remarks at the 40th Harvard Business School Alumni Club Malaysia Anniversary Dinner: “Public Policy Perspective – Some Thoughts and Contemplations from A Central Banker”  (09 Feb 2018)

Thank you for the invitation to speak tonight, among such impressive luminaries. I would like to take this opportunity to share, reflect and learn from past experiences. Since my line of work relates to public policy, I would like to approach it from this perspective.

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International Reserves of Bank Negara Malaysia as at 30 January 2018  (06 Feb 2018)

The international reserves of Bank Negara Malaysia amounted to USD103.7 billion as at 30 January 2018. The reserves position is sufficient to finance 7.2 months of retained imports and is 1.1 times the short-term external debt.

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Rulings of the Shariah Advisory Council (SAC) of Bank Negara Malaysia at its 182nd Meeting  (05 Feb 2018)

The Shariah Advisory Council (SAC) ruled that the practice of collaterising deposits and investment accounts to secure a financing obligation is permissible.

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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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