BNM International Reserves Increase 0.19%

 The international reserves of Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) increased by 0.19% to US $ 105 billion on 30 September, compared to US $ 104.8 billion recorded on 15 September.

According to a statement issued by BNM, the reserve position is sufficient to finance 8.4 months of retained imports and 1.1 times the total short-term external debt.

Of all components of BNM's international reserves, foreign currency reserves jumped to US $ 97.8 billion from US $ 96.3 billion previously.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) reserves remain unchanged at US $ 1.3 billion.

Meanwhile, Special Drawing Rights and gold increased to US $ 1.2 billion and US $ 2.3 billion respectively. However, other reserve assets fell to US $ 2.4 billion from US $ 3.9 billion previously.

BNM's total assets were RM488.88 billion compared to RM502.21 billion on 15 September.