MARKET PULSE - ASIA
27 Mar
Asia report: Markets close lower after Trumpcare collapse
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Markets in Asia were mostly lower on Monday, following the revelation on Friday that US President Donald Trump had failed to garner enough support for his much-trumpeted healthcare reform as it was rejected by the House of Representatives.

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24 Mar
Asia report: Markets mixed as Samsung bosses reject new structure
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Markets in Asia finished mixed on Friday, as Samsung Electronics held a shareholder meeting without Jay Lee, and a key healthcare vote was delayed in the US.

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24 Mar
Bank of Russia surprises with rate cut to 9.75%
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Russia's central bank took markets by surprise on Friday, announcing it had cut its key policy rate in response to a quicker than expected drop in price pressures, with further cuts possible.

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24 Mar
Royal Dutch Shell sells Gabon interests for $1bn
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Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell is to sell its onshore interests in Gabon to Assala Energy, a portfolio company of Carlyle Group, for up to $1bn.

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23 Mar
Asia report: Most markets higher as RBNZ stands pat on rates
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Markets in Asia finished mostly higher on Thursday, after a mixed session in the US overnight as the Reserve Bank of New Zealand stood pat on interest rates.

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22 Mar
Fitch downgrades Saudi Arabia over reform doubts
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Ratings agency Fitch has downgraded Saudi Arabia's sovereign debt rating to 'A+' from 'AA-' as it expressed major doubts about the government's financial reform programme.

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22 Mar
Asia report: Markets lower after failed North Korea missile test
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Markets in Asia finished in the red on Wednesday, as North Korea tested another missile and a stronger yen weighed on Japanese stocks.

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22 Mar
Saudi Aramco IPO mandates expected in coming days
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The world's largest petrochemicals company has decided to proceed cautiously in its preparations for what may well be the largest initial public offering ever.

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21 Mar
New Zealand's 'pure' image a pipe dream, suggests OECD report
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New Zealand’s global image as a ‘green’ economy was under serious threat from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development on Tuesday, with the intergovernmental body saying the country’s growth model - based largely on exploiting natural resources - was starting to show its environmental limits.

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21 Mar
Sector movers: Miners hit as US dollar drops back to end-January lows
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Steel-makers and miners bore the brunt of selling as the US dollar continued to weaken and Freeport resumed copper concentrate production at its Indonesia Grasberg mine.

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21 Mar
Saudi Arabia holds key to extension of oil output cut deal, Russia says
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Russia's envoy to the Organisation for Petroleum Exporting Countries said a deal to curb oil output might be extended past June.

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21 Mar
Asia report: Stocks mixed as RBA warns on Aussie housing market

Markets in Asia finished mixed on Tuesday, with eyes looking down under as the Reserve Bank of Australia released its meeting minutes for March.

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20 Mar
Asia report: Markets mixed after G20 ministers meeting
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Markets in Asia finished mixed on Monday, with investors looking to both the China Development Forum happening in the coming days, and the G20 finance ministers meeting over the weekend in Germany.

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19 Mar
Goldman Sachs upgrades Glencore on exposure to copper and zinc
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Goldman Sachs has upgraded Glencore to ‘buy’ due to its favourable commodity exposure, although it expects the sector to remain choppy due to more negative investor sentiment.

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18 Mar
China home price gains accelerate in February
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Home price gains in China accelerated and broadened last month, leading to tighter requirements from Beijing on down-payments.

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17 Mar
Asia report: Markets mixed on light trading
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Asian markets traded lighter in Friday, after a relatively flat Thursday session on Wall Street overnight.

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16 Mar
Asia report: Markets move higher after raft of monetary policy decisions
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Markets in Asia wavered on Thursday, with most finishing above the waterline, as investors sifted through monetary policy decisions out of Japan, China and the US.

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15 Mar
China not interested in trade war with US - Premier Li Keqiang
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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has reaffirmed Beijing’s stance that a global trade war would not be beneficial for anyone, ahead of a widely-anticipated meeting between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping next month.

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15 Mar
Asia report: Markets mixed as traders look to Fed, Dutch polls
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Markets in Asia finished mixed on Wednesday, as investors kept their wallets closed ahead of an interest rates decision from the US Federal Reserve, and as political concerns heightened in Europe with Dutch voters heading for the polls.

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15 Mar
Rising US oil stockpiles trigerred drop in Brent futures, IEA says
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The recent drop in crude futures is mainly the result of a renewed build-up in US oil stockpiles amid a relentless ramp-up in OPEC's production in the run-up to its November output cut deal which was still feeding through the system, the rich world's energy watchdog said.

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