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Aussie and kiwi slide, yen up on Moderna CEO's Omicron warning

By Kevin Buckland and Alun John Nov 30 (Reuters) - Risk-sensitive currencies slid and safe havens gained in the Asian afternoon on Tuesday, reversing direction after Moderna's CEO said COVID-19 vaccines are unlikely to be as effective against the Omicron variant as it has been with other types. "There is no world, I think, where (the effectiveness
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Asia share markets weaken as Moderna CEO warns on Omicron

By Scott Murdoch HONG KONG, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Asian share markets weakened sharply in late trading Tuesday, giving up earlier gains as investors worried the Omicron variant will prove more resistant to vaccines and could cause more widespread global economic disruption. The region's trading followed a brighter lead from Wall Street on Monday which
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Most Asian stocks firm, S.Korea shares drop 1% on weak output data

* South Korea shelves plan to relax virus curbs * China Nov factory activity surprises on the upside, yuan firms * Singapore shares set for sixth day of losses * Philippine equity markets shut for a holiday By Anushka Trivedi Nov 30 (Reuters) - Most Asian equities gained on Tuesday, rebounding from an Omicron coronavirus variant-led selloff, but So
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Currencies stabilise as worst Omicron fears ease, yen dips

By Kevin Buckland and Alun John Nov 30 (Reuters) - The safe-haven yen on Tuesday gave up some of the gains it made during last week's market ructions as investors traded on hopes the Omicron coronavirus variant would not derail a global economic recovery as initially feared. The dollar rose as high as 113.89 yen JPY= during the Asia morning having
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Asia share markets rebound from virus-led sell-off

By Scott Murdoch HONG KONG, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Asian share markets were trading in positive territory on Tuesday as investors became cautiously optimistic the new Omicron variant might not cause a widespread global economic disruption to worsen the coronavirus pandemic. The higher open followed a brighter lead from Wall Street on Monday which react
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