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BNM International Reserves At RM333.5 Billion [10-02-2011]  
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Bank Negara Malaysia's (BNM) international reserves amounted to RM333.5 billion (US$108.1 billion) as at Jan 31, 2011.

In a statement here Wednesday, BNM said the reserves position was sufficient to finance 8.7 months of retained imports and was 4.1 times the short-term external debt.

The international reserves comprise foreign currency reserves (US$97.3 billion), International Monetary Fund reserves position (US$600 million), Special Drawing Rights (US$2.1 billion), gold (US$1.6 billion) and other reserves assets (US$6.5 billion).

The central bank's total assets, including the international reserves, stood at RM399.501 billion.

Its other assets include Malaysian government papers (RM2.285 billion); deposits with financial institutions (RM45.137 billion); loans and advances (RM11.793 billion); and other reserves (RM6.738 billion).

Its liabilities comprise paid-up capital (RM100 million); general reserve fund (RM13.478 billion); other reserves (RM1.941 billion); currency in circulation (RM63.464 billion); deposits by financial institutions (RM168.655 billion); Federal Government deposits (RM12.745 billion); other deposits (RM3.250 billion); Bank Negara papers (RM99.135 billion); allocation of SDRs (RM6.396 billion); and other liabilities (RM30.336 billion).

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