Bank Negara: NETR, NIMP to hasten transition and boost investment opportunities - MIDA | Malaysian Investment Development Authority
contrastBtngrayscaleBtn oku-icon


plusBtn crossBtn minusBtn


This site
is mobile


Bank Negara: NETR, NIMP to hasten transition and boost investment opportunities

Bank Negara: NETR, NIMP to hasten transition and boost investment opportunities

27 Sep 2023

The National Energy Transition Roadmap (NETR) and New Industrial Master Plan (NIMP) are expected to accelerate the country’s transition and open up large investment opportunities, says Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM).

Governor Datuk Abdul Rasheed Ghaffour said the central bank, along with the Securities Commission Malaysia, has focused on efforts to lay down relevant building blocks for a conducive green finance ecosystem to facilitate a just and orderly transition.

“We have developed frameworks and practical tools such as the climate change and principle-based taxonomy, sectoral guides, and climate risk management and scenario analysis policy document as guidance for the industry in building its climate resilience as well as capability in contributing towards transition.

“Macroeconomic stability, a strong and stable financial sector, and sound policymaking institutions have been essential factors supporting Malaysia’s economic development journey thus far,” he said in his speech during a panel session “Macro Resilience and Market Insights” at Invest Malaysia New York organised by Bursa Malaysia recently.

Abdul Rasheed said BNM’s mandate reaffirms its commitment to promote monetary and financial stability conducive to the sustainable growth of the Malaysian economy.

He said Malaysia’s growth will continue to be driven by resilient domestic expenditure underpinned by continued employment and wage growth.

He added that investment activity will be supported by the continued progress of multi-year infrastructure projects and implementation of catalytic initiatives under the recently announced national master plans.

Domestic financial conditions also remain conducive to financial intermediation amid sustained credit growth.

On the ringgit, the governor said despite the depreciating local note during the first half of 2023, the local unit and several regional currencies have strengthened against the US dollar since July 1, 2023.

“Recently, the ringgit appreciated against most major trade partners’ currencies.

“Looking ahead, we expect that further clarity on the end of the monetary policy tightening cycle by major central banks will provide support to the ringgit and emerging market currencies in general.

“I want to stress that the value of the ringgit is market-determined. Our presence in the foreign exchange market is only to prevent excessive volatility and to ensure orderly market conditions. We do not target any specific level of the ringgit,” he said.

The governor said Malaysia’s portfolio investors and its financial markets are progressive, dynamic and supported by steady market development.

“The Malaysian Government bond market stands out as one of the largest and most developed in the region. It remains stable and liquid with attractive real yields to investors.”

Source: Bernama