Bank Negara Malaysia’s International Reserves Reach US$112.8 Billion in December 2023

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has announced that its international reserves have risen to US$112.8 billion as of December 15, 2023, up from US$112.3 billion at the end of November 2023. The central bank confirmed that this reserves position is adequate to finance 5.5 months of imports of goods and services and is equivalent to the total short-term external debt.

The primary components of BNM’s international reserves include foreign currency reserves (US$100.7 billion), International Monetary Fund reserves position (US$1.3 billion), special drawing rights (SDRs) (US$5.7 billion), gold (US$2.3 billion), and other reserve assets (US$2.8 billion).

BNM’s total assets stand at RM638.65 billion, comprising gold and foreign exchange and other reserves, including SDRs (RM529.64 billion), Malaysian government papers (RM13.01 billion), loans and advances (RM24.17 billion), land and buildings (RM4.14 billion), and other assets (RM67.69 billion).

Capital and liabilities include paid-up capital (RM100 million), reserves (RM185.13 billion), currency in circulation (RM160.68 billion), deposits by financial institutions (RM181.01 billion), federal government deposits (RM5.12 billion), other deposits (RM39.09 billion), Bank Negara papers (RM33.74 billion), allocation of SDRs (RM29.85 billion), and other liabilities (RM3.93 billion).

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