RINGGIT ENDS 0.63 PCT HIGHER AGAINST US DOLLAR (SCREEN)

SITI NOOR AFERA ABU

KUALA LUMPUR, March 4 -- The ringgit ended firmer today on the back of the overnight policy rate decrease yesterday by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), with local financial stocks reaping the benefit.

The local note gained 0.63 per cent or 265 basis points to 4.1780/1830 against the greenback from Tuesday's close of 4.2045/2085.