At 9 am, the local unit stood at 4.1660/1700 versus the greenback from 4.1655/1675 on Wednesday.
A dealer said risk appetite continued to retreat, alongside an extended sell-off in foreign exchange markets.
“The US dollar is expected to continue its rally against the ringgit and will test 4.18 levels in the not-too-distant future, perhaps even sooner, if oil prices continue to slide,” said Innes.
However, against other major currencies, the ringgit traded mostly higher.
The local currency improved against the Singapore dollar to 3.0164/0204 from 3.0194/0215 on Wednesday, but vis-a-vis the Japanese yen, fell to 3.7210/7255 from 3.6977/7012.
The ringgit rose against the British pound to 5.3691/3755 from 5.3831/3865 and appreciated against the euro to 4.7517/7567 from 4.7549/7589. — Bernama
Source: The Sun Daily