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Ringgit open higher against US$ early Monday, 17 April 2017

Monday, 17 April 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit opened marginally higher against the US dollar Monday on better demand for the local note as weak US economic data dampened investor sentiment towards the greenback.

At 9.07 am (0107 gmt), the ringgit stood at 4.4010/4050 against the greenback from 4.4050/4100 registered at 6pm on Friday. Lower US retail sales weighed down on 10-year US Treasuries yield, thus boosting demand for the ringgit.

Meanwhile, the ringgit today was traded mostly lower against major currencies, except the euro, which saw the ringgit strengthening to 4.6739/6799 from 4.6786/6847 recorded last Friday.

The local note fell against the Singapore dollar to 3.1562/1595 from 3.1521/1572 previously, weakened against the yen to 4.0622/0663 from 4.0450/0503 and depreciated against the British pound to 5.5197/5265 from 5.5107/5187 last Friday.

Source by: Internet

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