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The following table shows rates for Asian currencies against the dollar at 0141 GMT on Friday November 13.


  Currency    Latest bid   Previous day    Pct Move

  Japan yen       122.71         122.59       -0.10

  Sing dlr        1.4184         1.4185       +0.01

  Taiwan dlr      32.687         32.900       +0.65

  Korean won     1160.60        1158.20       -0.21

  Baht             35.85          35.89       +0.11

  Peso             47.03          46.98       -0.10

  Rupiah        13635.00       13600.00       -0.26

  Rupee            66.31          66.31        0.00

  Ringgit         4.3750         4.3650       -0.23

  Yuan            6.3690         6.3692        0.00

  Change so far in 2015

  Currency    Latest bid  End prev year    Pct Move

  Japan yen       122.71         119.66       -2.49

  Sing dlr        1.4184         1.3260       -6.51

  Taiwan dlr      32.687         31.718       -2.96

  Korean won     1160.60        1099.30       -5.28

  Baht             35.85          32.90       -8.23

  Peso             47.03          44.72       -4.90

  Rupiah        13635.00       12380.00       -9.20


KUALA LUMPUR - The ringgit was lower in the early session Friday on weaker demand for the local note ahead of the release of Malaysia's third quarter gross domestic product data.

At 9.27 am, the ringgit was quoted at 4.3710/3810 against the US dollar from the 4.3600/3700 recorded yesterday.

A dealer said trading in the early session was clouded by cautious sentiment as traders awaited the release of the economic data.

Meanwhile, the local note also traded lower against other major

KUALA LUMPUR - Bursa Malaysia was lower at Wednesday's opening, dragged down by selling pressure, especially in finance-related stocks.

At 9.10 am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) stood at 1,669.55, down 13.01 points from Monday's 1,686.11.

Bursa Malaysia was closed yesterday for the Deepavali celebration.

Losers led gainers 197 to 111, while 214 counters were unchanged, 1,281 counters untraded and 30 others suspended.

Turnover stood at 150.54 million shares worth RM69.88

KUALA LUMPUR - The ringgit opened lower against the US dollar Friday on subdued sentiment amid optimism of an interest rate hike in the US this year.

At 9.18 am, the ringgit was quoted at 4.2940/3010 versus the greenback from 4.2920/2970 at 5 pm on Thursday.

A dealer said a recent comment from US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen hinted at a possible interest rate hike in December should US economic data continue to point to growth and firmer prices turn investors' interest to the world's

KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit opened higher against the greenback today on better buying demand.

At 9.28 am, the ringgit was quoted at 4.3630/3700 against the US dollar from the 4.3675/3775 recorded on Monday.

A dealer said demand momentum picked up after the local market was closed yesterday due to the Deepavali holiday.

Meanwhile, the ringgit traded mostly lower against other major currencies.

It depreciated against the Singapore dollar to 3.0738/0792 from 3.0645/0730 and eased against the

KUALA LUMPUR - The ringgit opened lower against the greenback today due to weaker buying sentiment and on growing expectations that US interest rates may rise next month.

At 9.10 am, the ringgit was quoted at 4.3630/3700 to the US dollar from the 4.3070/3160 recorded last Friday.

A dealer said buying interest for the local currency was also affected on worries over Malaysia's shrinking reserves.

On Friday, Bank Negara Malaysia announced that its international reserves stood at US$94.0

KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit eased against the US dollar at opening today dampened by weaker oil price sentiment, dealers said.

At 9 am, the ringgit was quoted at 4.2850/2940 versus the greenback from 4.2630/2680 at 5 pm on Wednesday.

A dealer said Brent crude, the global crude oil benchmark, was down almost four per cent to US$48.58 a barrel as rising US crude inventories and anticipation of continuous weak demand dampened the sentiment.

The local note also traded mostly lower against other

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