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Malaysia's c.bank reserves edge up to $101.9 bln as of Nov 30

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Malaysia's gross

international reserves rose slightly to $101.9 billion as of

Nov. 30, from $101.5 billion on Nov. 15, the central bank said

on Thursday.

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) said the reserves were sufficient

to finance 7.5 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:

Nov 30 Nov 15 Oct 31 Oct 13

Total gross 101.9 101.5 101.5 101.4

international reserves

Foreign currency 95.4 95.0 95.0 94.7

reserves

IMF reserves position 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8

SDRs 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2

Gold 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5

Other reserve assets 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.2

($1 = 4.0850 ringgit)

(Reporting by Emily Chow; Editing by Sunil Nair)