REFILE-SE Asia Stocks-Fall on sudden spike in US-China trade tensions

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* Trump threatens to lift tariffs on Chinese language imports
* Singapore leads losses

By Nikhil Subba
Might 6 (Reuters) – Southeast Asian shares plunged on Monday
as commerce tensions between the world’s two largest economies
spiked after U.S. President Donald Trump mentioned he would elevate
tariffs on Chinese language imports price tons of of billions of
this week.
Trump pressed China to achieve a commerce deal by threatening to
elevate tariffs on $200 billion of products to 25 p.c come Friday
from 10 p.c, whereas additional focusing on billions extra, negating
all latest progress made within the U.S.-China commerce negotiations.
China, the most important buying and selling companion of Southeast Asia, was
contemplating cancelling a spherical of U.S. talks set for this week
due to Trump’s feedback, the Wall Road Journal reported.

“For sure, commerce tremors have overtaken because the
dominant driver, because the instinctive bolt to safe-refuge trades
emerged as a consequence,” Mizuho’s Vishnu Varathan mentioned in a
word to purchasers.
Gold costs spiked three.9 p.c in safe-haven shopping for whereas
the Japanese Yen rose Zero.5 p.c towards the greenback, following
Trump’s feedback.
The Singapore index, which is extremely uncovered to the
U.S.-China commerce tensions, led losses within the area, falling as
a lot as three.four p.c to three,278.15, its lowest degree since April 2.
Financials led broad-based declines, with lender DBS Group
falling about four p.c.
The Indonesian inventory market shed 1.four p.c forward
of the nation’s first-quarter GDP information due later within the day.
Engineering and development firm Meta Epsi Tbk
was the highest loser, sinking 16.5 p.c, adopted by sea
transportation firm Humpuss Intermoda which misplaced
12.5 p.c.
An index of the 45 most-liquid shares within the nation
fell as a lot as 2.four p.c, indicating excessive
volatility.
Malaysian and Philippine shares have been each
buying and selling about half a p.c decrease. Each nations predict
financial information releases and coverage charge conferences this week.
Thai markets have been closed on Monday on account of a nationwide
vacation marking the coronation of the Thai monarch King Maha
Vajiralongkorn.

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SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS AT 0340 GMT

Market Present Earlier Pct Transfer
shut
Singapore 3037.9 3068.76 -1.01
Bangkok 1569.47 1563.88 Zero.36
Manila 7488.29 7466.02 Zero.30
Jakarta 6185.2 6194.498 -Zero.15
Kuala Lumpur 1675.87 1690.58 -Zero.87
Ho Chi Minh 896.31 892.54 Zero.42

Change on yr
Market Present Finish 2018 Pct Transfer
Singapore 3037.9 3068.76 -1.01
Bangkok 1569.47 1563.88 Zero.36
Manila 7488.29 7466.02 Zero.30
Jakarta 6185.2 6194.498 -Zero.15
Kuala Lumpur 1675.87 1690.58 -Zero.87
Ho Chi Minh 896.31 892.54 Zero.42

(Reporting by Nikhil Subba; Modifying by Shreejay Sinha)
Our Requirements:The Thomson Reuters Belief Ideas.

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