* 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.
* Weaker China data hurts equities in EM Asia * Singapore stocks fall 0.8% to hit 2-week low * India's Nifty 50 hits record high By Harish Sridharan Sept 15 (Reuters) - Most shares in Asian emerging markets fell on Wednesday, as a raft of subdued data from China, indicating slowing economic activity in the world's second largest economy, raised concerns over a global recovery and an aversion towards riskier assets. China's factory and retail sectors faltered in August with output and sales growth hitting one-year lows as fresh coronavirus outbreaks and supply disruptions threatened the country's impressive economic recovery. "Slowing China activity has a knock-on effect across the region," said Mitul Kotecha, chief EM Asia & Europe strategist at TD Securities.
* Weaker China data hurts equities in EM Asia * Singapore stocks down 0.8%, hits 2-week low * Asian FX largely subdued By Harish Sridharan Sept 15 (Reuters) - Stocks in Asia's emerging markets fell on Wednesday, as uncertainty surrounding the U.S. Federal Reserve's tapering timeline and weaker-than-expected Chinese economic data rekindled worries about slowing global growth, and raised aversion towards riskier assets. Equities in Singapore led losses in the broader region, while Taiwan, Malaysia and Indonesia also fell. China's industrial output in August rose at its weakest pace since July 2020, while retail sales growth also slowed significantly, as COVID-19 controls and curbs on high-polluting industries disrupted activity in the world's second-biggest economy.