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M’sia’s ringgit at historic low against Singapore dollar

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) — The ringgit has slumped to a historic low against the Singdollar, as plunging crude oil prices continued to hit revenue from Malaysian petroleum exports. The Australian dollar was not spared either. One Singdollar was buying 2.67 ringgit yesterday, up from 2.63 ringgit at the start of the month. The Malaysian currency is now even weaker ...

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Singapore Ambassador to the U.S. Tours North Dakota


FARGO, N.D. – The Singapore Ambassador to the United States., Ashok Kumar Mirpuri, is in North Dakota this week to meet with business leaders to discuss emerging business and trade opportunities between Singapore and North Dakota. “Singapore is an important trade and business partner for North Dakota,” said Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley, Chairman of the North Dakota Trade Office Board ...

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Hijacked Vietnamese tanker returned to port

The Vietnamese oil tanker which went missing last week has been recovered. The Sunrise 689 was released by its hijackers, returning to port at 5 p.m. (5 a.m. CST), according to Hilary Whiteman and Euan McKirdy for CNN. All 18 crew members on board were safely aboard the vessel. The ship had been relieved of approximately 2,000 tons of the ...

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Vietnamese tanker officially missing, likely hijacked

A Vietnamese oil tanker en route to Vietnam from Singapore went missing last week. Now officials are saying that the Sunrise 689 was likely hijacked by pirates, according to Petro Global News. The vessel lost contact with its operator, Hai Phong Sea Products Shipbuilding, within hours of leaving port. The last known location was 115 nautical miles, or about 133 ...

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Factories torched in anti-China protest in Vietnam

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Anti-China mobs torched up to 15 foreign-owned factories and trashed many more in southern Vietnam amid rising anger over China’s recent placement of an oil rig in disputed Southeast Asian waters, officials and state media said Wednesday. The unrest at industrial parks established to attract foreign investors was the most serious outbreak of public disorder in ...

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