KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit rebounded in opposition to the US greenback this morning, buoyed by shopping for curiosity and supported by the firmer oil costs, analysts mentioned.
At 9 am, the native word stood at 4.1890/1930 versus the buck in contrast with 4.1935/1955 at Wednesday’s shut.
The rise in oil costs got here after a world settlement to launch crude reserves did not allay fears of provide disruptions, mentioned an analyst.
“The surge in oil costs — coupled with the weaker US greenback as market members remained cautious over the continuing disaster in Ukraine — has lent assist for the ringgit,” the analyst informed Bernama.
In the meantime, MARC Rankings Bhd just lately mentioned that it expects Financial institution Negara Malaysia (BNM) to carry the in a single day coverage price (OPR) on the historic low of 1.75 per cent within the upcoming Financial Coverage Committee (MPC) assembly on March 4.
The score company mentioned it envisaged BNM to proceed its cautious stance whereas sustaining its evaluation of the economic system and inflation outlook.
“BNM has been on this established order since July 2020 to assist the economic system’s fragile restoration,” it mentioned in an announcement.
In the meantime, the ringgit was traded decrease in opposition to a basket of different main currencies, besides in opposition to the yen the place it rose to three.6237/6275 from 3.6519/6544 on Tuesday.
The native word had slipped in opposition to the Singapore greenback to three.0895/0926 from 3.0882/0899 on the shut yesterday, depreciated vis-a-vis the British pound to five.6061/6115 from 5.5807/5834 earlier and declined versus the euro to 4.6510/6555 from 4.6481/6503 beforehand. – Bernama