BNM's international reserves up 0.39% at US$101.9b as at Nov 30, 2017

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KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 7): Bank Negara Malaysia's (BNM) international reserves rose 0.39% to US$101.9 billion (RM430.4 billion) as at Nov 30, compared with US$101.5 billion (RM429 billion) as at Nov 15.

In a statement today, the central bank said the reserves position is sufficient to finance 7.5 months of retained imports and is 1.1 times the short-term external debt.

Foreign currency reserves comprised the biggest portion of reserves at US$95.4 billion, while IMF reserves position was at US$800 million.

Special drawing rights were at US$1.2 billion, gold was at US$1.5 billion, while other reserve assets came in at US$3 billion.

Total assets as at Nov 30 were higher at RM460.92 billion, according to BNM's data, as opposed to RM457.23 billion as at Nov 15.

Currency in circulation amounted to RM102.26 billion.