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SYDNEY: An extended sell-off drove Asian shares to their lowest in seven weeks on Wednesday as surging commodity prices and growing inflationary pressure in the United States prompted markets to bet on earlier rate hikes and higher bond yields globally.
KUALA LUMPUR: A bounce in financial heavyweights and glove counters saw the FBM KLCI close higher amid a holiday-shortened trading day.
HONG KONG (AFP): Fears about surging inflation continued to trouble Asian markets Wednesday (May 12), with investors nervously awaiting crucial US price data later in the day that could ramp up expectations the Federal Reserve will have to taper its monetary policy earlier than flagged.
MUMBAI: Investors in India’s US$2.8 trillion (RM11.53 trillion) equity market are underestimating the economic impact from the world’s worst coronavirus outbreak, which will delay any recovery and could trigger a “correction” in stocks, according to the country’s top-performing fund manager.
Bursa Malaysia followed most key Asian markets to close in the red on Tuesday, trekking the overnight tech sell-off on the Wall Street, while declining counters totalled nearly 1,000.
Emerging markets: Virus-led curbs in Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines weighs in as stock losses on inflation fears
"A large portion of the Asean recovery rests on how the next two weeks play out across the region with the Covid-19," said Jeffrey Halley, market analyst at OANDA.
KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI remained in the red headed into midday following the release of Malaysia's first-quarter GDP result.
CGS-CIMB Research said earnings risks under the MCO 3.0 are likely to be lower compared to MCO 1.0 as more economic sectors are allowed to operate.
Bursa Malaysia extended its losses early Tuesday with tech and chip makers following the retreat of the Nasdaq on Wall Street while buying interest was curbed as all of Malaysia will come under the MCO from Wednesday.
NEW YORK: U.S. stocks fell on Monday and the Dow Jones Industrial Average snapped back from a record high, as worries about accelerating inflation dragged on shares and hobbled the dollar, which struggled at a 10-week low.