Indonesian, Malaysian c banks sign $2b local currency swap deal

Reuters . Jakarta | Published: 00:00, Sep 29,2019


The central banks of Indonesia and Malaysia signed on Friday a $2 billion-equivalent of local currency bilateral swap agreement to encourage and facilitate use of those currencies in economic exchanges, Bank Indonesia (BI) said in a statement on Friday.

The agreement is applicable for three years and can be renewed, BI said.

The two central banks also signed an agreement to cooperate in developing payment systems and digital finance innovation.

BI has similar agreements with Thailand, China, Japan, Singapore, Australia, and South Korea.

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