By Gaurav Raghuvanshi

Malaysia's international reserves totaled $96.4 billion at Dec. 15, the same as two weeks earlier, the central bank said in a statement Thursday.

The reserves are sufficient to finance 8.3 months of retained imports, and are 1.2 times the country's short-term external debt, Bank Negara Malaysia said.

The central bank didn't give a reason for the unchanged level of reserves.

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December 22, 2016 02:15 ET (07:15 GMT)

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