MYR in the markets
Malaysia was added to a US watchlist of suspected currency manipulators in May. Though that means little right now in terms of economic implications, it added to negative sentiment, which then spurred a rise in USD/MYR to a 6-month high (MYR low) of RM4.2.
Among factors contributing to the ringgit’s weakness over the past year has been political uncertainty relating to Malaysia’s ruling Pakatan Harapan coalition, late-2018’s crash in oil prices, global trade tensions and higher US interest rates.
The ringgit is expected to weaken further in the coming months on the back of lower economic growth. Export-dependent Malaysia is expected to struggle amid tighter trade conditions brought on by the recent escalation in US-China trade tensions. Morgan Stanley said in May that USD/MYR would rise to or above RM4.22 before the end of September.
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MYR/USD – Historical Rates
|1 Day||0.2437||15 Jul 2019|
|1 Week||0.2414||09 Jul 2019|
|1 Month||0.2400||16 Jun 2019|
|6 Months||0.2432||17 Jan 2019|
|1 Year||0.2480||16 Jul 2018|
|5 Years||0.3145||17 Jul 2014|
|10 Years||0.2805||18 Jul 2009|
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Last update: 18 Apr, 2019
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