SE Asia Stocks-Sluggish after Yellen comments

Oct 17 (Reuters) – Southeast Asian stock markets were

sluggish on Monday, in line with broader Asia as investors

digested comments by U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.

Yellen said on Friday the Fed may need to run a

“high-pressure” economy in order to reverse damage from the

global financial crisis that depressed output.

Her remarks, however, did not address immediate policy

concerns directly and didn’t change prevailing views that the

Fed is likely to raise interest rates in Dec

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