* Singapore dlr posts biggest jump in 7 mths on policy tightening * Bank of Korea unexpectedly raises rates * Markets in Thailand, Philippines and India closed for holiday By Savyata Mishra April 14 (Reuters) - The Singaporean dollar led gains among emerging Asian currencies on Thursday, supported by monetary policy tightening to curb inflation, while South Korean shares wobbled after a surprise interest rate hike from the central bank. The Singaporean dollar advanced 0.8% to post its sharpest gain since Aug. 27, after the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) moved its currency-based policy band higher, adding to global central banks' efforts to fight red-hot inflation.
* Ringgit set for worst day in two weeks * Most regional stocks mixed * IEA agrees to release more oil By Tejaswi Marthi April 4 (Reuters) - The Malaysian ringgit and stocks led losses among emerging Asian markets on Monday, despite a rise in oil prices as investors kept a watchful eye on the International Energy Agency's (IEA) plan to follow the United States in releasing oil reserves. The ringgit eased 0.2% and was on track for its worst session since March 22, while equities in Kuala Lumpur fell 0.3%.
Most emerging Asian currencies, including the Philippine peso, Singapore dollar and Malaysian ringgit saw subdued movement, moving less than 0.1% up or down, while the Indian rupee inched 0.2% higher. Attacks by Russia in Kyiv also continued, according to the city's mayor, even after Russia said it will curtail operations near the Ukraine capital.