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Stocks stabilize amid trade concern; bonds retreat: Markets Wrap

European shares advanced and US equity futures drifted with Asian stocks as investors hit pause on a selloff triggered by worries over growing threats to global trade.

Stocks drop as trade stress simmers; Lira rallies: markets wrap

The Stoxx Europe 600 Index declined as every industry sector fell, with futures on the Dow Jones and S&P 500 indexes pointing to a lower open.

Dollar gains, bonds drift as emerging assets slide: Markets wrap

European equities gained alongside US futures, while emerging-market stocks slid.

How to play a US-China trade war? Investors map out tactics

Fund managers and strategists give their thoughts on how investors should position themselves in the midst of US-China trade war.

1MDB bonds up 17% as Dr M vows full probe

The world's worst-performing bonds just one week ago soared as investors convinced Mahathir will follow through on vows to fully investigate the fund.

Dr M ramping up pressure on Malaysian bonds

Bond investors and rating companies are worried that plans to scrap the GST and reinstate fuel subsidies may hurt efforts to narrow a persistent budget shortfall.

Funds take nothing for granted in GE14 as ringgit halts

Analysts say if Najib Razak returns to power, it would be a net positive for Malaysian assets although an opposition victory would not necessarily affect the country's economic fundamentals.

Japanese investors dump record amount of US bonds in Feb

Investors have sold 3.924 trillion yen (US$36.68 billion) of US dollar bonds in February but scooped up 1.059 trillion yen of euro-denominated bonds - which offer higher yields after currency hedging.

Fitch affirms China’s A+ rating, says commitment to debt stabilisation key

China's economic growth accelerated last year and comfortably beat the government's target, giving policymakers leeway to crack down on riskier lending practices and slow credit expansion.

Australia plays down junior Turnbull’s remarks ahead of summit attended by...

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull declines to comment on his son's remarks about Goldman Sachs-1MDB dealings, while Alex Turnbull says he was misquoted, SMH reports.

Indonesia raises US$1.25 billion in first Asian sovereign green bond sale

Indonesia's Finance Ministry says proceeds from its green bonds will be used to finance projects such as renewable energy, green tourism and waste management.

Investors pour RM38b into Asian bonds, Malaysia benefits

Investment in Asia bonds is partly a bet on region's relatively strong economic growth, IMF forecasts Asia-Pacific GDP will rise 5.5% in 2017 and 5.4% in 2018.

Malaysia’s currency curbs boomerang on bond markets

Foreign holding of government bonds has fallen to 46% of the total outstanding value, from 51.6% in October.

It’s incredible, says economist of ASNB’s performance

Prof Hoo Kee Ping says the fact that it can give returns during the economic downturn shows the share market is doing well, too.

Malaysia’s bonds decline for first time in 12 months

This is largely due to debt maturities, according to a Bloomberg report.

Fitch rating reflects M’sia’s strong fundamentals, says Najib

Fitch Ratings affirms Malaysia’s long-term foreign and local-currency issuer default ratings (IDRs) at "A-" with stable outlook, reflecting the country’s strong net external creditor position.

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