(File pix) Ringgit opened higher against the US dollar this morning. Reuters Photo

KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit opened higher against the US dollar this morning on fresh buying interest, a dealer said.

At 9.01am, the local unit stood at 4.1830/1860 against the greenback, from Tuesday’s close of 4.1925/1955.

However, the ringgit was traded mostly lower against a basket of other major currencies.

It rose against the Singapore dollar to 3.0760/0791 from 3.0793/0824 on Tuesday, but declined against the Japanese yen to 3.6877/6910 from 3.6847/6884 yesterday.

The local unit fell against the euro to 4.9309/9349 from 4.9119/9171, and eased against the British pound to 5.4990/5046 from Tuesday’s 5.4901/4957. -- Bernama

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