* Malaysia fiscal 2022 budget due at 0800 GMT * Asia stocks down as U.S. tech giants flag supply chain issues * Jollibee Foods new JV to open 50 stores; shares fall By Anushka Trivedi Oct 29 (Reuters) - The Malaysian ringgit firmed to its highest in more than a month on Friday, boosted by hopes that the government would release an expansionary fiscal 2022 budget later in the day, while Asian stocks were mostly weak, with Philippine shares down 1%. The Thai baht led gains, advancing 0.4%, while the Singapore dollar, the Philippine peso and the Indonesian rupiah traded flat to higher against a wavering greenback. The ringgit gained 0.2% as investors awaited the 2022 budget.
* U.S. bans imports from Malaysia's Supermax, shares plunge * South Korea's 20-day exports surge 36% * Rupiah's long-term prospects supported by equity inflows - analyst By Anushka Trivedi Oct 21 (Reuters) - Stocks and the currency of Indonesia, the world's top thermal coal exporter, fell on Thursday as coal prices skid amid signs of Chinese intervention, while the Malaysian bourse eased too after news of U.S. regulatory action on a glove maker. Asian currencies were mixed with Singapore's dollar, the Thai baht and the Philippine peso trading flat to lower against a steady dollar, while their equities made modest gains. The mood has been sombre after debt-laden China Evergrande Group's deal to sell a stake in its property services unit fell through this week, reviving concerns about a crisis at the country's high-yield real estate sector.
* Chinese yuan hits highest since June * AC Energy's renewable deals boost Philippine index * Malaysian markets closed for a holiday By Anushka Trivedi Oct 19 (Reuters) - Indonesia's rupiah remained firm on Tuesday after the country's central bank held interest rates steady as expected, while other Asian currencies basked in the dollar's decline that was prompted by weak U.S. data and improving risk sentiment. Leading gains, the South Korean won surged 0.8% and the Thai baht rose 0.6%, while the Philippine peso , the Singapore dollar, and Taiwan's dollar also strengthened. The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six peers, fell to a three-week low after data showed U.S. factory output in September slowed, while signs that China's property woes could be contained boosted risk assets.