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BNM international reserves at US$102.1 bln as at Jan 31

Last update: 12/02/2019
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 (Bernama) -- Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) international reserves amounted to US$102.1 billion, as at Jan 31, 2019, higher than the US$101.7 billion recorded as at Jan 15, 2019.

“The reserves position is sufficient to finance 7.4 months of retained imports and is 1.0 time the short-term external debt,” the central bank said in a statement today.

The main components of the international reserves, as at Jan 31, 2019, comprised foreign currency reserves at US$96.3 billion, International Monetary Fund reserves position (US$900 million), Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) (US$1.1 billion), gold (US$1.6 billion) and other reserve assets (US$2.2 billion).

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