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In opinion of Strategists at UOB Group’s Quarterly Global Outlook, the ringgit is expected to regain buying interest in the next months.

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“Further gains of MYR from here may take on a more measured pace. We also noted a much reduced sensitivity of MYR to recovering oil prices in the last couple of months.”

“Key headwinds are a weak recovery post-MCO amid lingering unemployment together with potential political risks. Externally, the escalating US-China tensions curb enthusiasm in Asian assets as a whole, MYR included.”

“Taken together, our updated point forecasts for USD/MYR are 4.28 in 3Q20, 4.25 in 4Q20, 4.19 in 1Q21 and 4.15 in 2Q21.”