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Ringgit extends gains to close sharply higher against greenback

Ringgit extends gains to close sharply higher against greenback

Kuala Lumpur – The ringgit extended its gains from last week to close sharply higher against the US dollar today, in line with the better performance of Asian currencies following the French presidential elections on Sunday, dealers said. At 6pm, the local note was quoted at 4.3690/3740 against the greenback compared with 4.3980/4000 on Monday. […]

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US submarine makes S.Korea port call, North remains defiant

US submarine makes S.Korea port call, North remains defiant

Seoul – A nuclear-powered US submarine made a port call in South Korea today in a show of force amid concerns that North Korea may mark the foundation of its military with a missile launch or a nuclear test, defying US and Chinese pressure. The port call by the USS Michigan came as a US […]

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Ringgit opens higher against US dollar

Ringgit opens higher against US dollar

Kuala Lumpur – The ringgit opened  higher against the US dollar today as the greenback eased against the major currencies on the back of optimism on the euro following the first round result of French election. At 9.13am, the local note stood at 4.3890/3920 against the greenback from 4.3980/3000 registered at 6pm on Friday. A […]

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North Korea says ready to strike US aircraft carrier

North Korea says ready to strike US aircraft carrier

Seoul – North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a US aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, as two Japanese navy ships joined a US carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific. US President Donald Trump ordered the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group to sail to waters off the […]

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North Korea detains third US citizen – Yonhap

North Korea detains third US citizen – Yonhap

Seoul – North Korea detained a U.S. citizen on Friday, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported, bringing the total number of Americans held by the isolated country to three. The man, a Korean-American in his fifties identified only by his surname Kim, had been in North Korea for a month to discuss relief activities, Yonhap […]

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US forces kill IS leader blamed for Istanbul nightclub attack

US forces kill IS leader blamed for Istanbul nightclub attack

Washington – The United States disclosed on Friday a secret military ground operation that killed an Islamic State operative seen as a close associate of leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and linked to an attack on a Turkish nightclub that left 39 people dead. Abdurakhmon Uzbeki, who was believed to be from Uzbekistan, was killed during […]

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US police officer detained in Taiwan for flying with gun

US police officer detained in Taiwan for flying with gun

Los Angeles – An off-duty police officer from California has been detained in Taiwan for a week after alerting authorities that she had inadvertently flown there with a gun in her hand luggage, officials said Thursday. Officer Noell Grant arrived in Taiwan on April 13, intending to vacation with her family, and notified authorities at […]

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Ringgit opens slightly higher against US dollar

Ringgit opens slightly higher against US dollar

Kuala Lumpur – The ringgit opened slightly higher against the US dollar today as investors’ interest shifted away from the greenback following US President Donald Trump’s remark that he preferred to see US interest rates stay low. At 9.10am, the local note stood at 4.3950/3980 against the greenback from 4.3960/3000 registered at 6pm yesterday. A […]

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Ringgit ends slightly higher against US dollar

Ringgit ends slightly higher against US dollar

Kuala Lumpur – The ringgit closed slightly higher against the US dollar today as the greenback continued to lose ground on mounting concerns over the lower-than-expected US Consumer Price Index data released for March, and President Donald Trump’s tax reform promises. At 6pm, the local unit was quoted at 4.3960/3000 against the greenback compared with […]

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North Korea says ‘don’t mess with us’ as US plans next move

North Korea says ‘don’t mess with us’ as US plans next move

Seoul – Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the United States was looking at ways to pressure North Korea over its nuclear program as North Korean state media warned the Americans of a “super-mighty preemptive strike” and said don’t “mess with us”. U.S. President Donald Trump has taken a hard line with North Korean leader […]

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