Malaysia's total gross international reserves stood at US$87.7 billion as on April 15, slightly down from US$87.8 billion as on March 31, the Bank Negara Malaysia said Wednesday. The central bank said the reserve position is sufficient to finance 8.1 months of retained imports and four times the short-term external debt.

In the week ended April 15, foreign currency reserves amounted to US$81.7 billion, while the reserves with the IMF totaled US$0.4 billion. Gold reserves stood at US$0.4 billion, while the SDRs were US$0.2 billion. Other reserve assets amounted to US$5 billion.

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