(Reuters) - Indonesia and Philippine stocks were the worst performing in the Asia-Pacific region in March, when concerns over global trade tensions and rising interest rates gripped markets.
MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares .MIAP00000PUS fell for the second consecutive month in March, shedding 2.6 percent.
Pakistan .KSE and Vietnamese stocks .VNI led the region with gains of 5.4 percent and 4.7 percent, respectively.
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Vietnamese stocks have risen nearly 20 percent so far this year, making them the most expensive market in Asia with a forward P/E of 20.3.
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Reporting by Gaurav Dogra and Patturaja Murugaboopathy; Editing by Jacqueline Wong