SINGAPORE (Aug  20): The ringgit tumbled on Aug 15 to an eight-month low against the US dollar as the currency crisis in Turkey continued to spook emerging markets (EMs), and the Malaysian currency is expected to remain under pressure, with many economists predicting that it will fall further this year.

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