Ringgit Nudges Higher vs USD

KUALA LUMPUR, April  27 — The ringgit continued its uptrend versus the US dollar on improved demand for the local note, dealers said.

At 6 pm, the local note was quoted at 4.3450/3480 against the greenback from Wednesday’s close of 4.3460/3490.

OANDA Senior Trader Stephen Innes said although the ringgit’s performance would likely depend on  global crude oil prices, fund outflow from the country had subsided following Bank Negara Malaysia’s proposed liberalisation of onshore markets.

“I suspect the market will re-engage the ringgit because domestic capital markets are much undervalued compared with its ASEAN counterparts,” he said.

At the close, the local note was also mixed against most major currencies.

It rose against the Singapore dollar to 3.1120/1146 from  3.1163/1196 and traded marginally lower against the Japanese yen at 3.9046/9083 from 3.9044/9078 on Wednesday.



The ringgit weakened against the British pound to 5.6051/6107 from 5.5746/5802 but increased against the euro to 4.7334/7385 from 4.7371/7413, yesterday. — Bernama


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Stephen Innes

Stephen Innes

Head of Trading APAC at OANDA
Stephen has over 25 years of experience in the financial markets and currently based in Singapore as the Head of Trading Asia Pacific with OANDA. Stephen's market views focus on the movement of G-10 and ASEAN Currencies. His views appear in Bloomberg, CNBC.Reuters, New York Times WSJ and the Economist. His media appearances include Bloomberg TV & Radio, BBC International, Sky TV, Channel News Asia, ASTRO AWANI and BFM Malaysia. Stephen has an extensive trading experience in Spot and Forward FX, Currency and Interest Rate Futures, Money Market Derivatives and Precious Metals. Before joining OANDA, he worked with organisations like Nat West, Chemical Bank, Garvin Guy Butler, and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation. Stephen was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and holds a Degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario.
Stephen Innes