Ringgit almost flat against US dollar at close

: The ringgit traded almost flat against the at the closed today, as renewed concerned over the outlook triggered some investors to shift interest towards emerging currencies, including the ringgit, a dealer said.

At 6pm, the ringgit stood at 4.1890/1920 against the greenback from 4.1890/1940 at Thursday’s close.

He said that there were new concerns on the top of the current -Us trade dispute, as US President Donald Trump threatened to impose new tariffs on Mexican goods, which risked tipping an already struggling global economy into recession.

The ringgit, meanwhile, traded mostly lower against a basket of major currencies.

It went down against the dollar to 3.0399/0432 from Thursday’s 3.0368/0409, and depreciated against the Japanese yen to 3.8512/8544 from 3.8182/8239.

The local unit strengthened vis-a-vis the British pound to 5.2693/2748 from 5.2911/2991, but weakened against the euro to 4.6703/6741 from 4.6674/6738. – Bernama

Source: The Sun Daily

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