KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) international reserves had dipped 0.55% to US$107.9 billion (RM432.68 billion) as at June 14, from US$108.5 billion as at May 31.
In a statement yesterday, BNM said the current reserves position is sufficient to finance 7.5 months of retained imports and is one time the short-term external debt.
Foreign currency, the biggest portion, slipped to US$101.4 billion from US$102.1 billion as at May 31, while the International Monetary Fund reserves position stayed at US$800 million.
Special drawing rights and gold were also maintained at US$1.2 billion and US$1.6 billion respectively, while other reserve assets increased to US$2.9 billion from US$2.8 billion.
The bank’s total assets stood at RM444.18 billion as at June 14, while currency in circulation was at RM114.79 billion.