Malaysia's central bank said Thursday that its international reserves stood at 103.1 billion U.S. dollars as at Aug. 15.

The reserves were 0.8 percent lower when compared with 103.9 billion U.S. dollars as of July 31.

The central bank said in a statement that the reserves position is sufficient to finance 7.6 months of retained imports and is 1.1 time total short-term external debt.

The international reserves consisted of 96.8 billion U.S. dollars in foreign currency reserves, 1.2 billion U.S. dollars in International Monetary Fund Reserves Position, 1.1 billion U.S. dollars in Special Drawing Rights, 1.8 billion U.S. dollars in gold and 2.2 billion U.S. dollars in other reserves assets.

Source: China ASEAN Business Council