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Malaysia's cbank reserves slightly up at $95.7 bln as of April 14

KUALA LUMPUR, April 21 (Reuters) - Malaysia's gross

international reserves stood at $95.7 billion as of April 14,

compared with $95.4 billion on March 31, the central bank said

on Friday.

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) said reserves were sufficient to

finance 8.2 months of retained imports and were 1.1 times the

short-term external debt.

The central bank released the following international

reserves data, expressed in billions of dollars:

April 14 March 31 March 15 Feb 28

Total gross 95.7 95.4 94.9 95.0

international reserves

Foreign currency 88.9 88.7 88.3 87.9

reserves

IMF reserves position 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8

SDRs 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1

Gold 1.6 1.5 1.4 1.4

Other reserve assets 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.8

($1 = 4.3960 ringgit)

(Reporting by Emily Chow; Editing by Amrutha Gayathri)