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Popularity becomes a drag on the ringgit, rupiah

Already reeling from a commodity slump, debt in the two nations is most vulnerable to developments in the US
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 05:50

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One-month implied volatility in the ringgit is the highest in South-east Asia at 8.9 per cent; the rupiah is second at 7.3 per cent.

Kuala Lumpur

THE popularity of Malaysia's ringgit and Indonesia's rupiah among global investors has made them South-east Asia's most volatile currencies, just as the region heads for troubled waters.

Already reeling from a commodity slump, debt in the two nations is seen by

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