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Ringgit continues upward trend against US dollar in early trade

Ringgit continues upward trend against US dollar in early trade

RINGGIT CONTINUES UPWARD TREND AGAINST US$ IN EARLY TRADE KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 6 (Bernama) – The ringgit continued its uptrend momentum against the US dollar this morning on renewed risk appetite for the local note. At 9 am, the ringgit was traded at 4.3720/3760 against the greenback from 4.3780/3835 at 5 pm Monday. The positive […]

October 6, 2015 | By | Reply More
Ringgit continues upward trend against US dollar in early trade

Ringgit continues upward trend against US dollar in early trade

RINGGIT CONTINUES UPWARD TREND AGAINST US$ IN EARLY TRADE

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Ministry to study security aspects in Orang Asli schools

Ministry to study security aspects in Orang Asli schools

KOTA BAHARU: The rural and regional development ministry will work closely with the education ministry to study security aspects in hostels and schools attended by orang asli students. Deputy Minister Datuk Ahmad Jazlan Yaakub said a new mechanism should also be conducted in studying the sensitivities of the orang asli community. “We will discuss this […]

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Pacific trade negotiators reach landmark deal, fight for approval to follow

Pacific trade negotiators reach landmark deal, fight for approval to follow

ATLANTA: Pacific trade ministers have reached a deal on the most sweeping trade liberalisation pact in a generation that will cut trade barriers and set common standards for 12 countries, an official familiar with the talks said on Monday. Leaders from a dozen Pacific Rim nations are poised to announce the pact later on Monday. […]

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Car prices to be raised to cope with falling ringgit

Car prices to be raised to cope with falling ringgit

KUALA LUMPUR: Toyota and Lexus car prices will be increased by between 4 to 16 per cent as of January next year. The increase in the car prices is due to depreciating ringgit, which has fallen 20% year-to-date against the US dollar, said UMW Toyota in a statement today. According to UMW Toyota, the company […]

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Manufacturers of uncertified building materials face fines up to RM500,000 says CIDB

Manufacturers of uncertified building materials face fines up to RM500,000 says CIDB

KUALA LUMPUR: Manufacturers of building materials must get their products certified by the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) by Jan 1, while construction personnel have up to June 1 next year to register themselves with the board. Failure to do so will see them being slapped with fines ranging from RM5,000 to a maximum of […]

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Bursa Malaysia ends 1.15 PCT higher

Bursa Malaysia ends 1.15 PCT higher

KUALA LUMPUR: The benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) ended higher today, driven by persistent buying interest in heavyweights on increased expectations of a delay in US interest rates hike due to dissapointing US jobs data. At 5 pm, the key index FBM KLCI rose 18.79 points or 1.15 per cent to 1,647.59, after […]

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Bursa Malaysia ends 1.15 PCT higher

Bursa Malaysia ends 1.15 PCT higher

KUALA LUMPUR: The benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) ended higher today, driven by persistent buying interest in heavyweights on increased expectations of a delay in US interest rates hike due to dissapointing US jobs data. At 5 pm, the key index FBM KLCI rose 18.79 points or 1.15 per cent to 1,647.59, after […]

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Ringgit stronger on weak US Economic data

Ringgit stronger on weak US Economic data

KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit closed stronger against the greenback today as traders shifted their focus to emerging currencies following the release of sluggish US economic data. At 5 pm, the ringgit was quoted at 4.3780/3835 against the US dollar from 4.4100/4180 registered on Friday. A dealer said the weak US jobs data sparked renewed concerns […]

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Student debt squeezing parents and children simultaneously

Student debt squeezing parents and children simultaneously

WASHINGTON: A college degree practically stamped Andres Aguirre’s ticket to the middle class. Yet at age 40, he’s still paying the price of admission. After a decade of repayments, Aguirre still diverts US$512 a month to loans and owes US$20,000. The expense requires his family to rent an apartment in Campbell, California, because buying a […]

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