Ringgit opens higher against US$ on risk-on mode


KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit opened higher against the US greenback right now after 4 consecutive days of declines, monitoring the higher efficiency of the equities market amid the risk-on mode, analysts stated.

At 9 am, the native foreign money rose to 4.4225/4260 against the US greenback in contrast with 4.4270/4285 on the shut on Thursday.

Bank Islam Malaysia Bhd chief economist Dr Mohd Afzanizam Abdul Rashid stated the US greenback Index (DXY) — which had continued to march higher to 107.13 factors yesterday amid the United States (US) Federal Reserve’s (Fed) hawkish assertion — took a breather at 107.0 on Friday’s Asian session.

According to information stories, Fed officers Christopher Waller and James Bullard agreed {that a} 75 foundation factors hike is certain to occur within the upcoming Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) assembly, which had helped to help the buck.

However, the US Nonfarm Payroll (NFP) which might be launched later tonight is anticipated to indicate some indicators of a slowdown, declining to 268,000 in June from 390,000 in May (primarily based on the consensus estimates,) ensuing within the buck’s gentle retreat.

“Nonetheless, the US greenback may linger round RM4.42 against the ringgit because the buck will stay in excessive demand,” he instructed Bernama.

At the identical time, ActivTrades dealer Dyogenes Rodrigues Diniz stated the buck’s rise was backed by the discharge of the US Initial Jobless Claims knowledge which was barely above expectations however in step with pre-pandemic ranges, reflecting that the US economic system continues to be in fairly good condition.

The US greenback had additionally obtained a lift from the United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s resignation which added to the unsure political and macroeconomic state of affairs, thus growing demand for safe-haven belongings, he added.

Meanwhile, the ringgit was traded decrease against a basket of main currencies, aside from the euro.

The native foreign money eased against the British pound at 5.3265/3307 from Thursday’s shut of 5.3115/3133, slipped against the Singapore greenback to three.1621/1650 from 3.1601/1616 beforehand and weakened versus the Japanese yen to three.2557/2587 from 3.2537/2551 yesterday.

However, the ringgit rose vis-a-vis the euro to 4.5048/5083 from 4.5186/5197 on Thursday. – Bernama

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