Bank tier 1 capital reached 221 MYR bil in 2017 in Malaysia, according to the National Central Bank. This is 2.49 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, bank tier 1 capital in Malaysia reached an all time high of 221 MYR bil in 2017 and an all time low of 68.8 MYR bil in 2005. When compared to Malaysia's main peers, bank tier 1 capital in Cambodia amounted to 18,278 KHR bil, 105 SGD bil in Singapore and 1,843 THB bil in Thailand in 2017.
Malaysia has been ranked 47th within the group of 102 countries we follow in terms of bank tier 1 capital, 22 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.
Tier 1 capital is the core measure of a bank's financial strength from a regulator's point of view.