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Ringgit ends higher on strong Q1 growth

Ringgit ends higher on strong Q1 growth

Kuala Lumpur – The ringgit closed higher against the US dollar today due to the positive spillover of the robust economic growth recorded in the first quarter of this year against a backdrop of an alarming external geo-political environment, said dealers. At 6 pm, the local unit was quoted at 4.2920/2950 against the greenback from […]

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Ringgit opens higher against greenback

Ringgit opens higher against greenback

Kuala Lumpur – The ringgit opened higher, riding high on the back of Malaysia’s robust first-quarter 2017 (1Q2017) Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth data. Dealers noted increased buying interest for the ringgit which saw the local note appreciate to 4.2950/2980 at 9.04am against the greenback from 4.3030/3060 at 6pm on Monday. The Malaysian economy recorded […]

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Ringgit closes higher on positive outlook

Ringgit closes higher on positive outlook

Kuala Lumpur – The ringgit closed higher against the US dollar today on the back of positive micro economic factors versus the gloomy macro geo-political climate, said dealers. At 6 pm, the local unit was quoted at 4.3030/3060 against the greenback from last Friday’s close of 4.3180/3230. Malaysia’s robust first-quarter 2017 (1Q2017) Gross Domestic Product […]

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Ringgit kicks-off new week stronger against greenback

Ringgit kicks-off new week stronger against greenback

Kuala Lumpur – The ringgit kicked off the new week on a stronger note against the US dollar, extending last week’s upward momentum following the better-than-expected first quarter (1Q17) Gross Domestic Product results coupled with positive prospects of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement being revived. At 9am, the local unit was quoted at 4.3080/3110 against the […]

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Fire burn and cauldron bubble for Trump

Fire burn and cauldron bubble for Trump

President Trump’s administration is now at a high boil as he faces intense heat from all sides. The Republican Party has backed away from their embattled president. US intelligence agencies are baying for his blood. The US media plays the role of the witches in Macbeth as it plots against Trump. One increasingly hears whispers […]

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China killed or jailed up to 20 US spies in 2010-12

China killed or jailed up to 20 US spies in 2010-12

Washington – Beijing systematically dismantled CIA spying efforts in China beginning in 2010, killing or jailing more than a dozen covert sources, in a deep setback to US intelligence there, The New York Times reported Sunday. The Times, quoting 10 current and former American officials who spoke on condition of anonymity, described the intelligence breach […]

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Ringgit closes higher against US dollar

Ringgit closes higher against US dollar

Kuala Lumpur – The ringgit closed higher against the US dollar following the encouraging first-quarter (1Q17) Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth data released today. At 6 pm, the local unit was quoted at 4.3180/3230 against the greenback from yesterday’s closing of 4.3260/3290. Malaysia’s economy recorded robust growth of 5.6 per cent in 1Q17 against the […]

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Chinese military planes intercept US aircraft

Chinese military planes intercept US aircraft

Washington – Two Chinese fighter jets intercepted an American military plane over the East China Sea, media in the United States reported Thursday, citing US officials. NBC News reported that the US aircraft, a WC-135 Constant Phoenix, was conducting a routine mission in international airspace Wednesday when it was intercepted over the East China Sea […]

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Chelsea Manning unveils post-jail look

Chelsea Manning unveils post-jail look

Washington – One day after being released from a top-security US military prison, transgender former soldier Chelsea Manning — who served seven years for one of the largest dumps of classified documents in US history– unveiled her new look Thursday. Manning, a former army intelligence analyst, posted a picture of herself on social media with […]

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Ringgit extends losses to open lower against US dollar

Ringgit extends losses to open lower against US dollar

Kuala Lumpur – The ringgit extended yesterday’s losses to open lower today as most investors shifted their interest towards safe haven currencies, dealers said. At 9.05 am, the local unit was quoted at 4.3300/3340 against the greenback from 4.3260/3290 at 6pm on Thursday. The ringgit, however, was traded mixed against a basket of other major […]

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