Asia FX

Asia FX

Steep fall in ringgit last week on geopolitical and rate hike risks

SINGAPORE (Oct 3): The Malaysian ringgit fell the most in a week this year, with USD rising 0.5% against it to 4.2308, the most since December 2016.

Asia FX

Cheapest currency in Southeast Asia gives Malaysia an edge in export race

SINGAPORE (July 13): When the global trade rebound came this year, Malaysia held one advantage over its peers: the cheapest currency in Southeast Asia.

Asia FX

Southeast Asia currency slide inflates US$20 bil debt bil

(Nov 29): Here we go again. Southeast Asia is bracing for rising debt bills as the region’s currencies slide.

Asia FX

Time to buy the Aussie dollar

SINGAPORE (Aug 15): The Australian dollar has been gaining strength since hitting a low of 0.73 against the US dollar on June 23, when the UK voted to leave the European Union.

Asia FX

What’s stopping RBNZ from meeting its inflation objective?

SINGAPORE (Aug 11): The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) has cut interest rates by 25bps, which takes the official cash rate (OCR) to an all-time low of 2%.

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