BNM international reserves at US$103.6bil – Business News


KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara Malaysia’s international reserves dipped US100mil to US$103.6bil (RM406.1bil) as at Jan 15, 2018 from US$103.7bil on Jan 30, 2017.

“The reserves position is sufficient to finance 7.1 months of retained imports and is 1.1 times the short-term external debt,” the central bank said in a statement on Thursday.

The main components of the international reserves were foreign currency reserves (US$97bil), International Monetary Fund reserves position (US$800mil), Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) (US$1.2bil), gold (US$1.5bil) and other reserve assets (US$3.1bil).

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