Malaysia’s for­eign re­serves at $97.2b

China Daily (Canada) - - BUSINESS -

re­tail trade rose by 0.4 per­cent from April to May this year in both the 19-coun­try euro­zone and the wider Euro­pean Union, Euro­stat, the EU’s sta­tis­ti­cal of­fice, said. Com­pared with May 2015, the cal­en­dar ad­justed re­tail sales in­dex in May 2016 in­creased by 1.6 per­cent in the euro area and by 2.8 per­cent in the EU, ac­cord­ing to Euro­stat. Malaysia’s cen­tral bank, Bank Ne­gara, said on Tues­day that its in­ter­na­tional re­serves amounted to 390.4 bil­lion ring­git ($97.2 bil­lion) as of June 30. The in­ter­na­tional re­serves were con­sisted of $89.3 bil­lion in for­eign cur­rency re­serves, $0.8 bil­lion in In­ter­na­tion­alMone­tary Fund Re­serves Po­si­tion, $1.2 bil­lion in Spe­cial Draw­ing Rights, $1.5 bil­lion in gold and $4.4 bil­lion in other re­serve as­sets.

JIANG DONG / CHINA DAILY

Gold and sil­ver prod­ucts de­signed to mark the 120th an­niver­sary of the Olympic Games and the open­ing of the 2016 Rio games are well re­ceived in Bei­jing.

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