KUALA LUMPUR, May 8 (Bernama) -- Bank Negara Malaysia''s international
reserves amounted to RM416.9 billion (equivalent to US$135.9 billion) as at
The central bank, in a statement today, said that the reserves position was
sufficient to finance 9.5 months of retained imports and was four times the
short-term external debt.
It said the main components of the international reserves were foreign
currencies (US$122.9 billion); International Monetary Fund reserves (US$900
million); Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) (US$2 billion); gold (US$1.9 billion)
and other reserves assets (US$8.2 billion).
Its total assets including international reserves totalled RM471.8
The central bank''s other assets included the Malaysian government papers
(RM2.194 billion); deposits with financial institutions (RM33.471 billion);
loans and advances (RM10.437 billion); and other assets (RM8.865 billion).
Its capital and liabilities comprised paid-up capital (RM100 million);
general reserve fund (RM14.368 billion); other reserves (RM9.582 billion);
currency in circulation (RM63.228 billion); deposits by financial institutions
(RM197.895 billion); federal government deposits (RM9.410 billion); other
deposits (RM10.02 billion); Bank Negara papers (RM139.079 billion); allocation
of SDRs (RM6.363 billion); and other liabilities (RM21.786 billion).