PETALING JAYA (April 3): Banks and most households in Malaysia can withstand severe house price and income falls, according to Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), based on a series of housing price shock simulations carried out to determine the resilience of households and banks to survive in the event of such hypothetical housing market correction.
KUALA LUMPUR (April 3): Malaysian house prices, relative to income, remain seriously unaffordable, due to a pronounced and prolonged mismatch between demand and supply, stated Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) in its Financial Stability Review for Second Half 2019 released today.
KUALA LUMPUR (Apr 3): Oversupply conditions in the office space and shopping complex (OSSC) segment in Malaysia have not improved.
KUALA LUMPUR (April 3): Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) said today household debt, as measured by the household debt-to-gross domestic product (GDP) ratio, expanded at a faster pace in the second half of 2019, primarily driven by loans for the purchase of residential properties.
KUALA LUMPUR (April 3): Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) said the continuation of large-scale infrastructure projects will provide additional lift to the economic growth amid the challenging economic conditions.
KUALA LUMPUR (April 3): Although household debts expanded faster in the second half of 2019, the risk of Malaysian borrowers defaulting on their loan repayment remains low, according to Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM).
KUALA LUMPUR (March 25): The Association of Banks in Malaysia (ABM) said its member banks are currently working out the full details of the proposed six-month moratorium on loan repayments to ensure they will be efficiently executed with minimum inconvenience to customers.
KUALA LUMPUR (March 25): Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) is likely to introduce additional relief measures to ease borrowers affected by by the COVID-19 outbreak.
KUALA LUMPUR (March 25): Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) announced today that it is allowing banking institutions to tap into their capital buffers, and to provide flexibility on several operating guidelines as the nation grapples with the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.
KUALA LUMPUR (March 20): Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has announced a 100-basis-point cut in the statutory reserve requirement (SRR) ratio from 3% to 2%, effective March 20.