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International Reserves of Bank Negara Malaysia as at 15 November 2016

Ref No : 11/16/13 22 Nov 2016 Embargo : Not for publication or broadcast before 1500 hours on Tuesday 22 November 2016

The international reserves of Bank Negara Malaysia amounted to RM407.8 billion (equivalent to USD98.3 billion) as at 15 November 2016. The reserves position is sufficient to finance 8.4 months of retained imports and is 1.2 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 15 November 2016

Bank Negara Malaysia
22 Nov 2016

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