* Stocks in Jakarta hit lowest level since July * Singapore stocks fall over 1% * Philippine peso touches highest since June By Himanshi Akhand Jan 10 (Reuters) - Stocks in Indonesia and Singapore led declines among emerging Asian equities on Tuesday, while currencies in the region were mixed as cautious investors digested hawkish comments from two U.S. Federal Reserve officials overnight. The comments came ahead of Fed chair Jerome Powell's speech, due later today. Equities in Indonesia fell as much as 1.8%, hitting their lowest level since July 2022, while stocks in Singapore slipped as much as 1.1%.
* BOK raises rates by 25 bps, as expected * PBOC sets firmer-than-expected official guidance * Eyes on Fed's Jackson Hole symposium * Bearish bets on yuan at 3-month high - Reuters poll By Upasana Singh Aug 25 (Reuters) - Thailand's baht and South Korea's won were the top gainers among Asian emerging currencies on Thursday as the dollar retreated ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's Jackson Hole conference. Kuala Lumpur's main stock index gained 1.7%, while Singapore's benchmark index led declines in the region by losing 2.1%. The spotlight is squarely on Fed Chair Jerome Powell's speech at the annual monetary policy conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, due to begin on Friday.
Jardine Matheson plans to pay a higher interim dividend of 55 US cens.