Stocks pinned to lows as rate fears weigh


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SINGAPORE, March 1 (Reuters) - Asian stocks struggled to come off two-month lows on Wednesday and the safe-haven dollar was firm as concerns about rising interest rates and slowing global growth kept the mood downbeat, while markets waited on economic data to chart the course ahead. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan (.MIAPJ0000PUS) touched its lowest since early January at 509.4, before crawling back to be flat at 511.46. Japan's Nikkei (.N225) and S&P 500 futures each fell 0.5%. Softer-than-expected growth and inflation data in Australia sent the Aussie dollar to a two-month trough at $0.6696 in early...