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Asia shares slip, testing times for UK bonds

  • Nikkei down 1.5%, S&P 500 edges up after slide
  • Focus on gilts as BoE buying ends, Truss future in doubt
  • Dollar near 149 yen, market wary of intervention

SYDNEY, Oct 17 (Reuters) – Asian share markets slipped on Monday following another drubbing for Wall Street as investors brace for a further drastic tightening in global financial conditions, with all the risks of recession that brings.

Concerns about financial stability added to the corrosive mix with all eyes on UK bonds now that the Bank of England’s (BoE’s) emergency buying spree is over.

Prime Minister Liz Truss’ decision to fire her finance minister might help reassure investors, but her own fate is unclear with media reporting Tory lawmakers will try and replace her this week. read more

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