Bank Negara international reserves down 0.4 per cent

Bank Negara Malaysia. Source (pic): The Star Online

The international reserves of Bank Negara Malaysia has slipped 0.4% to US$103.0 billion as at March 13 this year, from US$103.4 billion as at Feb 28.

Unchanged were International Monetary Fund Reserves, which stood at US$1.1 billion, as well as gold reserves, which was at US$1.9 billion. Other reserve assets, meanwhile, grew to US$3.2 billion from US$2.5 billion.

The central bank’s total assets as at March 13 stood at RM447.52 billion, while currency in circulation amounted to RM113.48 billion.


KUALA LUMPUR: The international reserves of Bank Negara Malaysia has slipped 0.4% to US$103.0 billion as at March 13 this year, from US$103.4 billion as at Feb 28.

In a statement today, the central bank said the reserves position is sufficient to finance 7.3 months of retained imports and is 1.1 times the total short-term external debt.




Foreign currency reserves, the largest portion of the international reserves, retreated to US$95.7 billion from US$96.7 billion two weeks ago. Special Drawing Rights also retreated to US$1.1 billion from US$1.2 billion previously.

Unchanged were International Monetary Fund Reserves, which stood at US$1.1 billion, as well as gold reserves, which was at US$1.9 billion. Other reserve assets, meanwhile, grew to US$3.2 billion from US$2.5 billion.

The central bank’s total assets as at March 13 stood at RM447.52 billion, while currency in circulation amounted to RM113.48 billion.

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