Bank Negara, Bank of Japan conclude bilateral swap of up to USD 3billion

May 5, 2017

Bank of Japan, acting as the agent for the Minister of Finance of Japan and Bank Negara Malaysia has reached an agreement-in-principle for a bilateral swap arrangement (BSA) of up to US$3 billion (US$1=RM4.33).

In a joint statement issued today, both authorities said the arrangement featured a two-way swap, in which Japan and Malaysia would, upon request, provide US dollars to each other through currency swaps.

“The authorities are currently undertaking the necessary action to complete their respective domestic approval process,” said the statement.

It added that the authorities in Japan and Malaysia were looking forward to strengthening bilateral cooperation through this arrangement that would contribute to the stability of financial markets.

“It will further deepen the economic and trade ties between both countries,” said the authorities. – Bernama