Brunei Darussalam Central Bank

The Brunei Darussalam Central Bank (BDCB; Malay: Bank Pusat Brunei Darussalam), formerly known as Monetary Authority of Brunei Darussalam (Malay: Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam, AMBD) is the central bank of Brunei. It was established under the Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam Order, 2010, and began operations on 1 January 2011.[2] It succeeded the Brunei Currency and Monetary Board.

Brunei Darussalam Central Bank
Bank Pusat Brunei Darussalam
Brunei Darussalam Central Bank logo.png
HeadquartersBandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
Established1 January 2011
Ownership100% state ownership[1]
ChairmanHaji Al-Muhtadee Billah
Central bank ofBrunei
CurrencyBrunei dollar
BND (ISO 4217)
Reserves2 890 million USD[1]
Preceded byBrunei Currency and Monetary Board


The Brunei Currency Board was established on June 12, 1967, and the introduction of the Brunei Dollar as the new currency of Brunei in replacing the Malaya and British Borneo dollar after the Currency Union Agreement between Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei was terminated and all three countries issued their own currencies which continued to be interchangeable until May 8, 1973, when Malaysia terminated the agreement with Singapore and Brunei.[3] The Currency Interchangeability Agreement between Singapore and Brunei is still existent. On 27 June 2007, Singapore and Brunei celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Currency Interchangeability Agreement (since 12 June 1967) with the joint-issue of the commemorative $20 notes.[4]

The Brunei Currency Board was dissolved and rechartered under the new name the Brunei Currency and Monetary Board pursuant to Section 3-1 of the Currency and Monetary Order of 2004 on February 1, 2004.[5] It was then succeeded by the Monetary Authority of Brunei Darussalam (Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam) in 2011.

By command of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, the Monetary Authority of Brunei Darussalam has been renamed to the Brunei Darussalam Central Bank (BDCB) on 26 June 2021.[6]


The chairman is Dato Seri Paduka Awang Haji Khairuddin bin Haji Abdul Hamid, The deputy chairman is Yang Mulia Pengiran Datin Seri Paduka Hajah Zety Sufina binti Pengiran Dato Paduka Haji Sani .[7]

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  1. ^ a b Weidner, Jan (2017). "The Organisation and Structure of Central Banks" (PDF). Katalog der Deutschen Nationalbibliothek.
  2. ^ Establishment of Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD) Monetary Authority of Brunei Darussalam ( Retrieved on 2015-04-23.
  3. ^ "The Currency History of Singapore". Monetary Authority of Singapore. 2007-04-09. Archived from the original on 2010-02-02. Retrieved 2007-12-28. Official Currencies of The Straits Settlements (1826-1939); Currencies of the Board of Commissioners of Currency, Malaya (1939-1951); Currencies of the Board of Commissioners of Currency, Malaya and British Borneo (1952-1957); Currencies of the Independent Malaya (1957 -1963); On 12 June 1967, the currency union which had been operating for 29 years came to an end, and the three participating countries, Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei, each issued its own currency. The currencies of the three countries were interchangeable at par value under the Interchangeability Agreement until 8 May 1973 when the Malaysian government decided to terminate it. Brunei and Singapore however continue with the Agreement until the present day.
  4. ^ Monetary Authority of Singapore (2007-06-27). "Commemorating the 40th Anniversary the Currency Interchangeability Agreement". Archived from the original on 2007-07-03. Retrieved 2007-07-30.
  5. ^ "Overview of the Brunei Currency and monetary board". Ministry of Finance. 2005. Archived from the original on 2008-04-01. Retrieved 2008-04-24.
  6. ^ "AMBD renamed Brunei Darussalam Central Bank". Borneo Bulletin. 2021. Archived from the original on 2021-06-27. Retrieved 2021-06-30.
  7. ^ "Board of Directors". Archived from the original on 2014-12-31.

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Coordinates: 4°55′21″N 114°57′06″E / 4.9226°N 114.9516°E / 4.9226; 114.9516