Malaysian Ringgit MYR

 

Detailed information and fundamental factors

Central Bank: Central Bank of Malaysia

Interest Rate: 3.25%

Public Debt to GDP Ratio, 2013: 54.6%

Trade Balance, 2013: $37.8 bln.

Inflation, 2013: 2.2%

Sovereign Credit Ratings:

Fitch
A
Negative
Moody's
A3
Stable
S&P
A
Stable

Supporting Factors

High-yielding interest rates

weak

Fast-growing strong economy

The Malaysian ringgit is the currency of Malaysia. It was previously called “Malaysian dollar” and was introduced in 1967. The currency was pegged to the US dollar, but Malaysia ended the dollar-peg after China had made the same move.



Malaysian Ringgit News Archive

Market Sentiment Doesn’t Favor Risk, Ringgit Suffers

The Malaysian ringgit fell today as risk aversion eroded the appeal of higher-yielding currencies associated with risk. The market sentiment was hurt by prospects of early monetary tightening from the Federal Reserve.

Malaysian Ringgit Suffers from Geopolitical Risks

The Malaysian ringgit dropped today, leading other Asian currencies in decline, as geopolitical tensions made Forex market traders reluctant to buy riskier assets of emerging markets.

Ringgit Struggles Even After Central Bank Raises OPR

The Malaysian ringgit climbed against the euro today after the central bank lifted its benchmark Overnight Policy Rate for the first time in more than three years, signaling about optimistic outlook for the nation’s economy. The currency struggles to maintain the rally and remained below the opening level against the US dollar.

Malaysian Ringgit Profits from Signs of Growth in USA & China

The Malaysian ringgit rallied together with other Asian currencies today as signs of economic growth in the United States and China, two biggest world economies, increased risk appetite among Forex market participants.

Conflict in Iraq Results in Risk Aversion, Ringgit Falls

The Malaysian ringgit dropped today, reaching the lowest level in a week, as the escalating conflict in Iraq resulted in the risk aversion sentiment on the Forex market and made investors less willing to buy riskier assets of emerging markets.

Ringgit Drops on Fed Stimulus Reduction Bets

The Malaysian ringgit fell today on concerns that probable stimulus reduction by the US Federal Reserve will spur investors to pull their money from emerging markets.

Malaysian Ringgit Rallies Ahead of ECB Decision

The Malaysian ringgit advanced today, snapping its three-day decline, as Forex market participants expect that the European Central Bank will cut its interest rates at today’s meeting, and this may increase capital inflows into emerging markets.

Malaysian Ringgit Dips with Asian Currencies on Fed Concerns

The Malaysian ringgit fell today along with other Asian currencies as concerns about probability of tighter monetary policy in the United States were bothering investors, making them reluctant to invest in riskier assets of emerging markets.

Ringgit Ticks Up as Traders Wait for NFP

The Malaysian ringgit rose against the US dollar today, following other Asian currencies in gains. There were speculations that the Federal Reserve will slow the pace of asset-purchases reduction, and such talks helped currencies of emerging markets to gain against the greenback.

Malaysian Ringgit Falls as US Retail Sales Rise

The Malaysian ringgit fell today together with other Asian currencies after yesterday’s report showed that US retail sales exceeded analysts’ expectations, increasing chances for additional stimulus cuts by the Federal Reserve.

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