* Singapore shares rise 2% to hit more than one-year high
* Jardine Strategic, Jardine Matheson boost Singapore shares
* Petronas Chemicals Group top gainer in Malaysia
March 8 (Reuters) - Asian shares broadly reversed course to trade lower on Monday as higher oil prices raised inflation worries and offset optimism over the passage of a $1.9 trillion U.S. stimulus bill, while Singapore and Malaysian stocks rose on local corporate news.
Earlier on Monday, Asian shares were broadly higher after the mammoth U.S. stimulus bill cleared the Senate over the weekend, boosting optimism about the global economic recovery. spike in oil prices past $70 for the first time since the pandemic, though, sparked some worries about inflation for energy-hungry Asia. O/R
Broadly, rising prices had already been on investors' minds, pushing U.S. bond yields higher and keeping pressure on Asia's bond markets and equity valuations.
"The last thing anyone wants in a recovering global economy is higher oil prices," said Stephen Innes, the chief global markets strategist at axi.
"We are likely nearing a point when higher oil prices become a negative rather than a positive influence over risk assets via the inflation throughput to higher yields."
The region's currencies came under pressure as the dollar firmed on the back of stronger-than-expected jobs data and the pandemic relief bill, on top of higher oil bills. South Korea's won KRW=KFCTC fell 0.6%.
On the other end, Singapore stocks .STI jumped 2% to their highest in more than a year, led by a rally in Jardine Strategic JSH.SI and Jardine Matheson JARD.SI , which climbed nearly 20% and 14%, respectively.
Jardine Matheson said it plans to buy the remaining 15% of Jardine Strategic that it does not already own for about $5.5 billion to simplify the structure of the sprawling Asian conglomerate that has a foot in construction to aviation. Malaysia, shares .KLSE jumped 1.5%, with Petronas Chemicals Group PCGB.KL the biggest gainer. The petrochemical product maker jumped close to 10% after CGS-CIMB upgraded the stock to "Add" and raised its price target.
The yield on Indonesia's 10-year bonds ID10YT=RR shot up 18.4 basis points to 6.809%.
** Indonesian 3-year benchmark yields up 12.1 basis points to 5.561%
Asia stock indexes and currencies at 0636 GMT COUNTRY
DAILY % YTD %
DAILY % YTD % Japan
-4.78 .N225 -0.42
+0.30 .SSEC -1.62
+0.08 .NSEI 0.52
-1.96 .JKSE -0.26
-1.66 .KLSE 1.45
-0.24 Philippines PHP=
-4.15 .KS11 -1.00
+1.54 .TWII -0.22
-2.47 .SETI 0.79
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