KUALA LUMPUR - The ringgit opened higher against the US dollar at opening Wednesday, lifted by continuous demand for the local unit, dealers said.
At 9 am, the ringgit was quoted at 4.2610/2660 against the greenback from 4.2810/2900 at 5 pm on Tuesday.
A dealer said the ringgit continued to strengthen as traders took cautious step towards the US dollar in awaiting new economic data from the world's largest economy.
The local note also traded higher against other major currencies.
It appreciated against the Singapore dollar to 3.0543/0587 from Tuesday's 3.0629/0698 and firmed against the yen to 3.5157/5213 from 3.5442/5531.
The ringgit strengthened against the British pound to 6.5688/5777 from 6.5996/6148 and improved against the euro to 4.6671/6743 from 4.7061/7164.