Malaysia central bank: credit reporting could unite Asean markets

Asean Economic Community faces challenges, says deputy governor Muhammad bin Ibrahim

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Bank Negara Malaysia deputy governor Muhammad bin Ibrahim: Asean financial integration "critical"

Better credit reporting infrastructure has "considerable potential" to support financial integration between south-east Asian economies and further develop national financial systems, the deputy governor of Malaysia's central bank, known as Bank Negara Malaysia, said today (May 14).

Speaking at the Asean Risk Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Muhammad bin Ibrahim pointed to his own country as an example.

"The implementation of the central credit reporting information system in Malaysia, one of the

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