KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 3, 2016:

The ringgit opened lower against the US dollar today as the continued fall in global crude oil prices dampened sentiment the local note, dealers said.

At 9am, the local unit was traded at 4.2325/2375 from 4.2050/2100 against the greenback yesterday.

A dealer said the price of the benchmark Brent crude slipped back below US$34 from almost hitting US$36 a barrel earlier this week.

The ringgit was traded lower against other major currencies.

It fell against the Singapore dollar to 2.9585/9637 from 2.9488/9540 yesterday and dipped against the yen to 3.5365/5422 from 3.4847/4897 yesterday.

The local note depreciated against the British pound to 6.0944/1028 from 6.0375/0464 yesterday and fell against the euro to 4.6240/6299 from 4.5893/5965 previously.

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