Ringgit will be under pressure due to geopolitical concerns: Ambank

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KUALA LUMPUR, June 18  – The ringgit’s movement may come under pressure as the dollar strengthened on the back of geopolitical concerns involving border skirmishes between Chinese and Indian troops, fresh provocation by Pyongyang as well as the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ambank, in its research note today said with dark clouds on full US economic recovery post-pandemic,  the central bank will use its “full range of tools” to cushion households and businesses.

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“We foresee the ringgit to trade between our support levels of 4.2509 and 4.2673 while our resistance is pinned at 4.2944 and 4.3126,” it said.

Among the key focus for today’s market are the Bank of England and the Bank of Indonesia interest rate decision.

Compared to major currencies, the ringgit rose mostly higher against major currencies, strengthening against the Euro at 0.55 percent, British Pound at 0.53 percent, 0.19 percent against the Australian dollar, and appreciated 0.08 percent against the Singapore dollar, year-to-date.

However, regionally the ringgit closed lower by 0.44 percent against Japanese Yen, slid  0.06 percent against Thai Baht, 0.20 percent to Philippine Peso.

BERNAMA

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