* Graphic: World FX rates https://tmsnrt.rs/2RBWI5E
* Won up 0.4%, sees best day in a week
* China posts rapid trade growth in April
* Lenders lift up Singapore stocks; OCBC doubles Q1 profit
By Anushka Trivedi
May 7 (Reuters) - Asian currencies gained against the dollar ahead of key U.S. jobs data on Friday, with the Indonesian rupiah hitting a two-month high, while stocks received a boost from China's upbeat economic report.
The rupiah IDR= rose 0.5% and was headed for its best week since early November as the country's recent economic output data hinted at a mild recovery and as foreign investors returned to its high-yielding debt.
Outflows, dividend repatriation pressure and concerns about Bank Indonesia's autonomy had seen the rupiah slump this year, but it recently found favour among yield-seekers as the Federal Reserve asserted a dovish stance.
As of last close, the yields on Indonesia's benchmark 10-year bonds ID10YT=RR were down 43.6 basis points from March highs. Yields fell 2 basis points to 6.435% for the day.
"Rupiah is catching up after the dovish Fed anchored a stable U.S. yield backdrop," Bank of Singapore FX analyst Moh Siong Sim said.
No expected change to BI's policy rate for the rest of the year and good performance at the recent government bond auctions is adding to the positive sentiment, he added.
However, OCBC analysts said near-term supply on the lighter side and the economic risk due to a resurgence in COVID-19 cases could support Indonesia bonds but its yields are likely to be rangebound.
The South Korean won KRW=KFTC had its best day in a week, while the Malaysian ringgit MYR=MY , Taiwan's dollar TWD=TP and the Singapore dollar SGD= firmed between 0.1% and 0.4% as the greenback USD= eased.
U.S. payrolls data on Friday will likely confirm the economy's solid path to recovery from the pandemic, and even though it could potentially stoke inflation worries, so far the Fed has downplayed the risks of higher prices.
Meanwhile, Thailand .SETI and Taiwan shares .TWII jumped about 1% each, while Singapore's bourse .STI rallied 0.8% after China's surprise export surge and solid services data for April cemented hopes of continuing economic recovery in the region's top trade partner. Singapore shares rise after top lender Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp's OCBC.SI Q1 profit doubles. Philippines March exports grew at fastest pace in more than 10 years. India's daily COVID-19 cases rise by record 414,188. stock indexes and currencies at 0642 GMT
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