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TOKYO: In a disappointing third quarter earnings season for Japan Inc, one prominent theme is that moves in the yen have been a particular headache.A total of 438 Tokyo-listed companies have cut their full-year earnings guidance, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Fifty-six of them announced a change to their currency expectations in addition to their lowered profit forecasts.
PETALING JAYA: The seller of the block of 70 million shares in MISC Bhd that had been transacted below market value in a placement deal recently is believed to be either the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) or Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB), according to sources.
KUALA LUMPUR: The net inflow of foreign funds into the local equity market has been on an uptrend, as outflow continued to decrease month-on-month (m-o-m), marking a possible end to the downtrend for this year.
BANGKOK: Thailand’s US$30bil Government Pension Fund is lowering exposure to riskier assets in a revised asset allocation for the medium to long term.
KUALA LUMPUR: The country's banking system capitalisation remained strong in September and the banks are well-positioned to withstand severe macroeconomic and financial shocks, Bank Negara Malaysia said.
BEIJING: Investors seized the chance to take part in China’s largest convertible bond sale, showing just how coveted the equity-like securities have become.
CHINA’S economic growth has clearly slowed amidst escalating US-China trade tensions. The weakness in industry and business investment appears to be spilling over to consumption, as seen in the recent deceleration in retail sales.CHINA’S economic growth has clearly slowed amidst escalating US-China trade tensions. The weakness in industry and business investment appears to be spilling over to consumption, as seen in the recent deceleration in retail sales.
THE dollar appreciated by 0.36% to 97.631 following a confluence of factors such as the dovish ECB meeting; higher demand for safe-haven assets as optimism in the US-China trade talks was offset by another round of Brexit saga; and better-than-expected flash PMI data with the October Markit manufacturing PMI preliminary estimate rising to 51.5 points from 51.1 points in September and beating market expectation of 50.7.
KUALA LUMPUR: The local equity market was left uninspired ahead of a US Federal Reserve interest rate decision next week amid the prospect of slowing growth.
SINGAPORE: Singapore shares closed at a near three-week high on Monday, boosted by the industrial and real-estate sectors, while Thailand retreated after a surprise fall in its customs-cleared exports for September.