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Axiata, Maxis lift KLCI, MWE jumps on privatisation

KUALA LUMPUR: Renewed fund interest in Axiata and Maxis pushed the FBM KLCI into the positive territory at the end of Friday trade while MWE jumped after its major shareholder proposed to take it private.

KLCI eases as Asian markets slide on US developments

KUALA LUMPUR: Equity markets continued to slide on Friday as uncertainty over US President Donald Trump's administration grew following the firing of his national security advisor and a subpeona was issued for documents relating to the president's businesses.

Asian shares on defensive as new political worries sour mood

TOKYO: Asian stocks were on the defensive on Friday as worries over the U.S. investigation into the Trump Organization tested investor nerves, already frayed by fears U.S. tariffs could hurt the global economy and trigger a trade war.

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan slipped 0.2 percent in early trade. Japan's Nikkei was down 0.3 percent.