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Rising US bond yields hit global markets, Asian stocks fragile

TOKYO (Oct 5): Asian shares were fragile on Friday after benchmark US Treasury yields surged to a seven-year high and strong economic data fanned concerns about inflation and the risk of faster-than-expected interest rate rises.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.3%, while Japan’s Nikkei dropped 0.5% and Australian benchmark was up just 0.1%.

Singapore Exchange seeks to defuse tensions over National Stock Exchange of India in futures dispute

SINGAPORE (Feb 12): Singapore Exchange extended an olive branch to its counterpart in India as it sought to defuse escalating tensions that threaten to kill an 18-year licensing partnership.

SGX will work with the National Stock Exchange of India “toward solutions for global investors,” according to a statement on Sunday. It also noted that the two companies’ partnership goes back to 2000 and that they had collaborated “to develop and internationalize India’s capital markets.”

Singapore loves dividends, Australia most generous

(Jan 9): Dividend-dependent investors were best served by the Asia-Pacific region last year, with Australia’s benchmark index offering the highest yield among developed countries and Singapore providing nearly ubiquitous payouts.

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