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Ringgit Appreciates Against SGD Following News Of Anwar’s PM Appointment

Ringgit Rises Against SGD After Anwar Ibrahim Appointed As Malaysia’s Next Prime Minister

Earlier today (24 Nov), Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman Anwar Ibrahim was appointed the 10th Prime Minister of Malaysia.

In anticipation of the news, the Malaysian Ringgit (MYR) appreciated against the Singapore Dollar (SGD), hitting 3.28 at one point. Following news of the decision, the MYR strengthened even further to 3.26 against the SGD.

On the same day, stocks of Malaysian companies such as Genting Malaysia and Carlsberg Brewing Malaysia also saw their biggest jumps in more than two years.

Ringgit appreciates against SGD after Anwar becomes PM

According to currency conversion site, the MYR/SGD exchange rate stood at 3.26 at the time of writing on Thursday (24 Nov).

Source: XE

Earlier this month, the MYR weakened to as low as 3.39 against the SGD.

According to The Straits Times (ST), the MYR appreciated by 1.06% and 1.7% against the SGD and US Dollar respectively after news of Anwar’s appointment.

Malaysian stocks rally on the same day

Some Malaysian stocks reportedly saw the biggest rally in over two years.

These companies include Genting Malaysia, Sports Toto, Magnum, and Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia

This came after a key political bloc announced their support of Anwar as PM as opposed to Muhyiddin, ST stated.

The benchmark KLCI Index also rose by 3.4%.

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