M3 money supply increased 8.8% y/y in January.

By bne IntelliNews March 1, 2011
Malaysia's broadest measure of money supply, M3, increased 8.8% y/y during January this year, as compared to 7.0% growth posted in December last year. As reported by Dow Jones International News, the total outstanding banking system loans and private debt securities expanded 11.5% y/y in January as compared to 11.3% in December. The banks disbursement increased 16.2% y/y and totaled MYR 65.9bn of loans in January, as compared to MYR 63.4bn of loans recorded in December. The net impaired loans ratio enhanced to 2.2%, from 2.3% in December. The banking system's risk-weighted capital ratio was 14.1%, which was lesser than 14.8% in December.

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