KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit ended slightly lower against the US dollar today as the stronger greenback curbed demand for the local currency.
At 6pm, the ringgit finished at 4.1780/1820 against the greenback compared with Friday’s close of 4.1750/1780.
A dealer said demand was weighed down by cautious sentiments surrounding the United States’ economy ahead of several key economic data to be released soon, coupled with the gloomy US-China trade deal prospect.
Meanwhile, the ringgit was traded mostly lower against other major currencies.
The local currency was lower against the Japanese yen to 3.8107/8153 from 3.8100/8138 on last Friday, depreciated versus the British pound to 5.3925/4002 from 5.3807/3859 and decreased against the euro to 4.6025/6073 from 4.5938/5987 previously.
However, the ringgit rose against the the Singapore dollar to 3.0521/0561 from Friday’s 3.0550/0579. – Bernama