SE Asia Stocks-Sluggish after Yellen comments



Oct 17 Southeast Asian stock markets were sluggish on Monday, in line with broader Asia as investors digested comments by U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. Yellen said on Friday the Fed may need to run a "high-pressure" economy in order to reverse damage from the global financial crisis that depressed output. Her remarks, however, did not address immediate policy concerns directly and didn't change prevailing views that the Fed is likely to raise interest rates in December. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dropped 0.4 percent. Thai stocks were... read more

 
17 October 2016 in World News, Views: 33
Source: Reuters
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