The background of oil price crisis

In summer 2008, oil monetary value on the unfastened market reached an unprecedented 147 dollars. There are two chief positions in the increasing oil monetary value such as deficit of supply and guess in oil markets.

Guess in oil market is the best account. CFTC which is tasked with modulating trade good and fiscal hereafters admit that market speculators ( investor who brought oil hereafter on the outlook that they would lift in value ) played important function in the oil spike. Jeroen Van Der Reer, Shell main executive besides said that increasing in oil monetary values is due to market sentiment instead than forces of supply and demand.

In Oct 17, oil monetary value have for the first clip in 14 months dropped below the 70 dollars per barrel due demand for energy lessening with the weakening economic systems around the universe.

Today, oil monetary values smashed through 100 dollars a barrel as bargainers warned that unrest in Egypt could interrupt oil flows through the Suez Canal.

Oil monetary value additions besides caused general escalations in the costs ofA fertilisers, nutrient transit, andA industrial agribusiness. Root causes may be the increasing usage ofA biofuelsA in developed countriesA and an increasing demand for a more varied diet across the spread outing middle-class populations of Asia.

The background of foreign currency exchange system

TheA Forex, and besides known as “ The Foreign Exchange ” market exists wheresoever one currency is traded for another. It ‘s the largest fiscal market in the universe.

There is no one cardinal exchange where everyone can interchange the currency. All the currency traded is done over the telephone and online through really large webs that connects all the Bankss, agents and currency bargainers with each others.

Currency trading in the yesteryear was merely for the Bankss, but today and after the new revolution electronic economic system, on-line forex trading companies start to offer a batch of services to all bargainers around the universe.

There are eight economic factors will straight impact a currency ‘s motions in the ForexA market such as employment informations, involvement rates, rising prices, Gross Domestic Product, Durable Goods, Trade and Capital Flows, Macroeconomic and Geopolitical Events

Impact of US dollar to Ringgit Malaysia in Oil Price Crisis

In 2008, America United States occur an imploding US lodging market, the beginnings of a securitizations crisis, the prostration of Lehman Brothers and besides the oil monetary value crisis. Oil monetary values approached USD 150 per barrel.

Oil monetary values seemed to be lifting for two chief grounds. First, the Federal Reserve and other cardinal Bankss in the developed universe were prosecuting unconventional policies. This is because they need to widely seen as an maltreatment of the printing imperativeness and effort to kick-start economic activity. As a hedge against all this “ pecuniary lunacy ” , dollars were converted into “ existent ” shops of value, taking to significantly higher trade good monetary values. Second, because the effects of quantitative moderation were felt more acutely in the debt-lite emerging universe than in the debt-heavy developed universe, planetary growing became more oil-intensive which is oil ingestion as a portion of GDP is much higher in the emerging universe than in the developed universe.

Higher petroleum oil monetary values will intend a slower gait of economic growing overall while rising prices, already seen in higher nutrient costs, will go more pronounced. Higher oil monetary values have negative impact o n growing by puting more obstructions to the already-fragile recovery in developed economic systems and seting more force per unit area on rising prices particularly among emerging economic systems. This would besides impact corporate net incomes, a fact that has non escaped investors who have moved to safe-haven instruments, including gold, now merchandising at over US $ 1,410 per ounce.

Besides that, higher oil monetary values will impact may play out a period of clip if the uptrend in oil monetary values is gradual. Every US $ 10 rise in the oil monetary value may discerp 0.3 % to one per centum points off gross domestic merchandise ( GDP ) growing. US are a high oil strength state, so at that place have a high impact of import oil from other state.

For the US subjects, at the demand side of oil, higher oil monetary values will cut downing families ‘ existent income, motivating them to cut back ingestion. But on the supply side, addition in oil monetary values raises production costs and induces houses to cut down end product.

Furthermore, Chicago ‘s Center for Neighborhood Technology, in concurrence with the Center for Transit-Oriented Development and the Brookings Institution, has modeled the impact of gas monetary value additions on family disbursals across 52 US metropolitan countries. At 2008 most of these 52 tubes countries, with the exclusion of business district countries good served by theodolite, walking and biking such as New York, San Francisco and Boston had mean gas costs runing from $ 2,400 to $ 3,800 and higher. In term of societal behaviour, utilizing public theodolite and carpooling, or utilizing alternate signifiers of mobility such as walking, biking, or telecommuting all aid countervail the demand for entirely trusting on personal automotive conveyance, therefore cut downing fuel demands and nursery gas emanations. These metropolis and metro mobility and communications factors for this survey were measured utilizing public informations available through the US Bureau of the Census and other research institutes.

Conclude that, oil monetary value crisis consequence depreciated in US dollar, and it will do addition in trade goods monetary value and besides will decelerate down the planetary economic system. The higher monetary value of trade goods makes the ingestion and existent GDP dropped. And besides will impact lessening in domestic economic system, high rising prices and other state currency will increase the hazard when making concern in Malaysia. So, Bank Negara Malaysia decides to fasten the pecuniary policy instead than increase the involvement rate in order to keep and stabilise the economic growing.

Impact of British Pound to Ringgit Malaysia

There is an unbroken period of UK GDP and economic growing during the twelvemonth 2001 to 2007. However, the undermentioned twelvemonth ( 2008 ) brought to the UK an unprecedented rush in international oil monetary value crisis. As a consequence, oil monetary values were lifting during 2008 whereas British lb was maintaining a falling tendency until now. These can be proved that UK authorities has injected 400 billion GBP ( Great Britain Pound ) to its banking sector during oil monetary value crisis. Besides, there are a figure of inauspicious effects to endanger the UK economic system. For illustration, UK Bankss have reduced its involvement rate ( imparting rate ) to excite the fiscal market and economic system. However, this policy will devaluate the Pound and benefit to Ringgit Malaysia since exchange rate between UK and Malaysia become closer and will diminish the import monetary value merchandise from UK to Malaysia.

The economic system of Malaysia besides been influenced due to the oil monetary value crisis like the impact of rising prices. A uninterrupted rise in monetary value degree will gnaw the buying power of the money that causes the weakening of Malaysia ‘s currency and brought negative effects to the long term economic growing. Despite inflationary force per unit areas constructing up, the Malaysia Central Bank besides has decided to follow OPR ( nightlong policy rate ) to keep involvement rate unchanged on 26 July 2008 that lead to weaken of the Ringgit Malaysia. Since UK decreases its involvement rate whereas Malaysia unchanged and maintained its involvement rate ( as mentioned above ) . The rate of return on Malaysia investings will increase comparative to UK investings. As a consequence, UK investors increase their demand for Malaysia investings and lead for sale of British lb in order to purchase Ringgit Malaysia. Therefore, Ringgit Malaysia is apprehended comparative to British Pound.

Furthermore, another ground that leads the grasp of Ringgit Malaysia continually relative to British Pound after the oil monetary value crisis 2008 due to the remotion of some capital controls and the weakening of the UK lb ( 4.8878 Ringgit Malaysia/1 British Pound in twelvemonth 2010 ) .

The graph above shows historical exchange rates between the Malaysian Ringgit and the British Pound. It indicates that British Pound remain strong comparative Ringgit Malaysia before the twelvemonth 2008. After the oil monetary value crisis, it shows a worsening tendency of exchange rate for British Pound to Ringgit Malaysia ( Pound depreciated ) .

Furthermore, oil monetary value crisis besides brought another negative impact to UK and Malaysia, which are the job of rising prices. Harmonizing to rising prices rate ( consumer monetary values ) of UK and Malaysia, UK ‘s rising prices rate force per unit area remains strong and greater ( 3.16 % ) than experienced in the Malaysia ( 2 % ) in twelvemonth of oil monetary value crisis 2008. A high-inflation rate currency ( British Pound ) will probably deprecate than a low rising prices currency ( Ringgit Malaysia ) . Therefore, these will besides take to diminish the value of British Pound relation to Ringgit Malaysia ( depreciation of British Pound ) . In this instance, UK merchandises would more expensive to Malaysia consumers. Malaysian would reluctant to purchase UK goods and therefore diminish their demand for British lb.

Impact of Nipponese Yen to Ringgit Malaysia:

Logically, there are inauspicious relationship between oil monetary values and economic growing. Normally, oil monetary values will be impacting the public presentation of economic sciences growing in the long tally. With economic growing, it will be straight and indirectly affect to the currency of Japan. Japan is one of Asia ‘s states that have been able to keep a positive economic growing rate in 2008 ( Economy Watch, 2009 ) .

2008A – Nipponese Hankerings to 1 MYR ( invert )

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Average Ratess

January

33.0353 JPY A A ( 23 yearss norm )

February

33.232 JPY A A ( 21 yearss norm )

March

31.6442 JPY A A ( 21 yearss norm )

April

32.49 JPY A A ( 22 yearss norm )

May

32.4704 JPY A A ( 22 yearss norm )

June

32.8279 JPY A A ( 21 yearss norm )

July

32.8935 JPY A A ( 23 yearss norm )

August

32.8614 JPY A A ( 21 yearss norm )

September

31.0259 JPY A A ( 22 yearss norm )

October

28.4109 JPY A A ( 23 yearss norm )

November

27.0539 JPY A A ( 20 yearss norm )

December

25.7427 JPY A A ( 23 yearss norm )

Appendix 1

As stated in Appendix 1 showed that the currency rates of Nipponese Yen to Malaysia Ringgit on 2008. In one-fourth 1 and one-fourth 2, there is a stable rate between 30.000JPY – 33.1000JPY converted into 1 MYR. However, the rate has decreased after one-fourth 3 to the terminal of the twelvemonth 2008 due to the cause of oil monetary value crisis in Malaysia. This is because Nipponese as a 3rd largest oil importer in the universe. So, Japan would be to a great extent affected by the international oil market conditions. The value of hankering has appreciated and decreased to ringgit Malaysia during the crisis period. As the weakening of the ringgit, it is good to the currency of hankering. Besides that, Japan ‘s exports of automotive merchandises to the remainder of the universe fell by 18 % in the 4th one-fourth of 2008. It can be conclude that JapanA was non much affected by the crisis but was traveling through its ain long-run economic troubles.

2009A – Nipponese Hankerings to 1 MYR ( invert )

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Average Ratess

January

25.3147 JPY A A ( 21 yearss norm )

February

25.4574 JPY A A ( 20 yearss norm )

March

26.6219 JPY A A ( 22 yearss norm )

April

27.4127 JPY A A ( 22 yearss norm )

May

27.4614 JPY A A ( 21 yearss norm )

June

27.4614 JPY A A ( 22 yearss norm )

July

26.6403 JPY A A ( 23 yearss norm )

August

26.9637 JPY A A ( 21 yearss norm )

September

26.1778 JPY A A ( 22 yearss norm )

October

26.5567 JPY A A ( 22 yearss norm )

November

26.3032 JPY A A ( 21 yearss norm )

December

26.3196 JPY A A ( 22 yearss norm )

Appendix 2

Appendix 2 indicates that the currency of Nipponese Yen has appreciated from 2008Q3 until 2009Q1 continuously.

2008A – Malayan Ringgits to 1 JPY ( invert )

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Average Ratess

January

0.0302747 MYR A A ( 23 yearss norm )

February

0.0300932 MYR A A ( 21 yearss norm )

March

0.0316137 MYR A A ( 21 yearss norm )

April

0.0307845 MYR A A ( 22 yearss norm )

May

0.0308022 MYR A A ( 22 yearss norm )

June

0.0304647 MYR A A ( 21 yearss norm )

July

0.0304031 MYR A A ( 23 yearss norm )

August

0.0304339 MYR A A ( 21 yearss norm )

September

0.0322379 MYR A A ( 22 yearss norm )

October

0.0352631 MYR A A ( 23 yearss norm )

November

0.0369863 MYR A A ( 20 yearss norm )

December

0.0388519 MYR A A ( 23 yearss norm )