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EMERGING MARKETS-Malaysia stocks rebound, fading dollar props up Asian currencies

Malaysia shares climb more than 1%

State of emergency, lockdowns to be better implemented, less harmful on economy – analysts

Indonesia launches vaccination drive; shares rise

Jan 13 (Reuters)Malaysian shares rebounded on Wednesday after two sessions in the red as investors looked past new COVID-19 curbs in the country, while Asia’s emerging currencies regained footing as the dollar nursed losses.

Stocks in Taiwan .TWII, Thailand .SETI and Malaysia .KLSE climbed more than 1%, while gains elsewhere in Asia were more modest and Shanghai’s Composite index .SSEC dipped 0.4%. China reported the biggest daily jump in COVID-19 cases in more than five months with four cities in lockdown.

Analysts reckon Malaysia’s nationwide state of emergency announced on Tuesday to combat rising infections cases may improve the implementation of measures, while also reducing political risks to a government facing a power struggle.

“We think the impact of the

EMERGING MARKETS-Asian stocks, FX tumble as new COVID-19 strain triggers lockdown fears

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    * S. Korean won marks 3-wk low, shares plunge
    * Thai central bank meeting awaited on Wednesday
    * Travel and industrial stocks tumble in Asia

    By Anushka Trivedi
    Dec 22 (Reuters) - Indonesia, South Korea and Singapore
shares slumped up to 2% on Tuesday, dragged down by export and
travel focussed shares on growing worries about possible
lockdowns due to a new fast-spreading COVID-19 strain.
    Malaysia and Singapore stocks were on track
to fall for a fourth straight session, while the Jakarta index
 saw its worst day in three weeks as more countries shut
their doors to travellers from the UK after the detection of a
highly virulent strain of the virus.   
    "There's a lot of money that went into leisure because
everybody jumped on the vaccine bandwagon. So obviously that is
going to be one of the pawns immediately put in play on 

Emerging Marketplaces-Asian shares, currencies fall as virus spike threatens recovery

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    * Philippine shares retreat from close to 9-thirty day period highs
    * S. Korean shares finish lower for a next straight working day
    * Malaysia's ringgit pressured by drop in oil rates 

    By Shriya Ramakrishnan
    Dec 15 (Reuters) - Shares and currencies across Asia's
emerging markets slipped on Tuesday as a spike in COVID-19 cases
and limitations globally took some shine off upbeat manufacturing facility
output knowledge from the world's next premier overall economy, China.
    Bourses in the Philippines, Taiwan and
Thailand had been down among .5% and 1%, as rising
bacterial infections in Japan and South Korea, as properly as tighter curbs in
New York and London dented hazard sentiment.
    Markets across the location did not react much to industrial
output information from China, which grew in line with expectations in
November, increasing for an