Malaysia’s international reserve assets amounted to US$114.42 billion (RM528 billion), while other foreign currency assets stood at US$601.3 million, says Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM).
It also provides guidance on expected and potential future inflows and outflows of foreign exchange of the federal government and BNM over the next 12-month period, the central bank said.
BNM said in line with the practice adopted since April 2006, the data excludes projected foreign currency inflows arising from interest income and the drawdown of project loans.
It added that the projected foreign currency inflows amount to US$2.23 billion in the next 12 months.
It noted that the only contingent short-term net drain on foreign currency assets is government guarantees of foreign currency debt due within one year, amounting to US$371.0 million.
“There are no foreign currency loans with embedded options, no undrawn, unconditional credit lines provided by or to other central banks, international organisations, banks, and other financial institutions.
“BNM also does not engage in foreign currency options vis-à-vis ringgit,” it said. ― BERNAMA