MALAYSIA: INTERNATIONAL RESERVES AT US$101.9 BLN AS OF NOV 30, 2017
Last Updated: 2017-12-07
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia Dec 7 (NNN-Bernama) -- Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) international reserves amounted to US$101.9 billion (RM430.4 billion), as at Nov 30, 2017 compared with US$101.5 billion (RM429 billion) recorded on Nov 15, 2017.(BNM is Malaysia’s central bank)

In a statement today, the central bank said the reserves position was sufficient to finance 7.5 months of retained imports and was 1.1 times the short-term external debt.

It said the main components of the international reserves were foreign currency reserves (US$95.4 billion), International Monetary Fund reserves position (US$0.8 billion), Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) (US$1.2 billion), gold (US$1.5 billion) and other reserve assets (US$3.0 billion).

The assets included gold and foreign exchange and other reserves, including SDRs (RM430.385 billion), Malaysian government papers (RM4.09 billion), deposits with financial institutions (RM7.878 billion), loans and advances (RM7.666 billion), land and buildings (RM2.113 billion) and other assets (RM8.788 billion), it said.--NNN-BERNAMA