|Bid||1.9700 x 0|
|Ask||1.9800 x 0|
|Day's range||1.9700 - 2.0000|
|52-week range||1.7700 - 2.1600|
|Beta (5Y monthly)||0.59|
|PE ratio (TTM)||18.00|
|Earnings date||21 Apr 2021|
|Forward dividend & yield||0.09 (4.34%)|
|Ex-dividend date||27 Jul 2021|
|1y target est||2.18|
Most emerging Asian currencies weakened on Tuesday as the dollar rose ahead of a key U.S. payrolls report this week, while South Korean stocks slumped on the back of an overnight selloff on tech-heavy Nasdaq. Concerns that elevated inflation could bring forward the timeline for Federal Reserve tapering have also recently supported bond yields. Markets are also eyeing September employment data this Friday for signals on the pace of the Fed's tapering timeline.
Asian emerging market shares were broadly lower on Tuesday, with South Korea leading losses, as its heavyweight technology stocks tracked a sell-off in their U.S. counterparts overnight. Wall Street ended sharply lower on Monday as investors dumped Big Tech and other growth stocks in the face of rising Treasury yields. U.S. Treasury yields rose as Washington wrangled over the debt ceiling, while yields have also been supported recently by concerns that elevated inflation could bring forward a timeline for Federal Reserve tapering.
* Graphic: World FX rates http://tmsnrt.rs/2egbfVh * Graphic: Foreign flows into Asian stocks https://tmsnrt.rs/3f2vwbA * Indian federal budget presentation due around 0530 GMT * Infrastructure spending boost, tax cuts eyed * Philippine equities up 2%, other Asian stocks also gain By Rashmi Ashok Feb 1 (Reuters) - Indian shares edged higher and the rupee held steady ahead of the country's budget where large infrastructure spending and tax cuts will likely be unveiled to boost the pandemic-hit economy. Philippine stocks jumped more than 2% after heavy losses last week, while other Asian equities pushed higher, although worries over vaccine rollouts and economic recovery persisted among investors. Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has promised a 'budget never seen before', where she is expected to increase spending by more than 15% in 2021-22 with an emphasis on infrastructure and healthcare.