At 6pm, the ringgit stood at 4.1310/1340 against the greenback from 4.1340/1380 at Thursday’s close.
“Over time the ringgit could struggle on the domestic front due to Bank Negara Malaysia’s dovish expectation and the prospect of an evaporating current account surplus,” SPI Asset Management managing partner and head of trading Stephen Innes said.
He said over the short term, the ringgit is getting sold as the US dollar rally is picking up pace as the global economic divergence between the US versus the world continues to build up.
Meanwhile, the ringgit was traded mostly lower against other major currencies.
It fell against the Singapore dollar to 3.0306/0332 from 3.0288/0328 on Thursday and depreciated versus the British pound to 5.3302/3362 from 5.3200/3268.
The local currency weakened vis-a-vis the yen to 3.6966/6997 from 3.6940/6986, but improved against the euro to 4.6007/6044 from 4.6020/6077. — Bernama
Source: The Sun Daily