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Malaysia Names New Central Bank Chief

Malaysia Names New Central Bank Chief

Datuk Muhammad Ibrahim Pic 1Malaysia names central bank deputy governor Muhammad Ibrahim as successor to Governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz when she steps down at the end of the month after 16 years at the helm. Muhammad has been appointed for a five-year term that starts May 1, Prime Minister Najib Razak said in a statement on Wednesday.

“ Malaysia names central bank deputy governor Muhammad Ibrahim as successor to Governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz when she steps down at the end of the month after 16 years at the helm ”

~ Bloomberg

Governer Zeti’s term at Bank Negara Malaysia is coming to an end at a time when investors are looking for signs of stability in a nation rocked by a political scandal and alleged financial irregularities at a state fund.

Related Reports: Bloomberg, Financial Times 

 

About Bank Negara Malaysia

Bank Negara Malaysia (the Central Bank of Malaysia), is a statutory body which started operations on 26 January 1959. Bank Negara Malaysia is governed by the Central Bank of Malaysia Act 2009. The role of Bank Negara Malaysia is to promote monetary and financial stability. This is aimed at providing a conducive environment for the sustainable growth of the Malaysian economy.

Bank Negara Malaysia’s monetary policy stance is to maintain price stability while remaining supportive of growth. Bank Negara Malaysia is also responsible for financial system stability. This is achieved by developing a sound, resilient, progressive and diversified financial sector which serves to support the sectors of the real economy. It also plays an important function in implementing initiatives to deepen and strengthen the financial markets, including the foreign exchange market.

Visit: Bank Negara Malaysia


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