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Asian-Market-100912_03Sep15.jpg Asian stock markets are mostly in negative territory amid choppy trades on Friday as investors turned cautious ahead to the release of the U.S. Labor Department's closely-watched monthly jobs report on Friday. The monthly jobs data could have a significant impact on the outlook for whether the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates at its meeting later this month.

The Indian markets look set to open lower on Friday after sharp gains the previous day. While global cues remain mixed, a holiday in China may provide some respite from the recent turbulence for the second day running. The benchmark indexes Sensex and Nifty rose over 1 percent each on Thursday, as...

The Japanese stock market also slipped into negative territory on Friday after opening higher, as investors turned cautious ahead of the release of the crucial U.S. monthly jobs data later in the day. In addition, a slightly stronger yen weighed on exporters' stocks. In late-morning trades, the benchmark...

The Australian stock market slipped into negative territory on Friday, after opening higher following the positive lead from European markets. Banking stocks are leading the decliners. In late-morning trades, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 Index is declining 16.40 points or 0.33 percent to 5,011.40, after...

Asianmarkets-111914_02Sep15.jpg Asian stock markets are mostly higher on Thursday, with the overnight gains on U.S. and European markets as well as higher crude oil prices boosting investor sentiment. Investors also got a respite from the wild swings in the Chinese stock market, which is closed for a two-day holiday.

The Japanese stock market rose sharply on Thursday as the overnight gains on Wall Street and a weaker yen boosted investor sentiment. In late-morning trades, the benchmark Nikkei 225 index is advancing 200.33 points or 1.11 percent to 18,295.73, off a high of 18,481.57 in early trades. Insurance,...

The Australian stock market slipped into negative territory on Thursday, after opening higher following the overnight gains on Wall Street. Retailers are leading the decliners on the back of disappointing retail sales data for the month of July. In late-morning trades, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 Index...

The Indian markets fell sharply on Wednesday as fears of a China-led global economic slowdown and uncertainty surrounding the Federal Reserve's first interest-rate hike kept investors on the sidelines. International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde has said that global growth is likely to be...

Asian-Markets2_02Sep15.jpg Asian stocks steadied on Wednesday as Chinese stocks rebounded from an earlier sharp sell-off and futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Standard & Poor's 500 Index rebounded after a bruising sell-off in global stocks the previous day. However, gains remained muted and most regional...

Indian shares opened higher on Wednesday after the government said it would come out with requisite amendments to the Income Tax Act in the next Budget in February to waive imposition of a minimum alternate tax (MAT) on foreign investors for periods prior to April 1, 2015. Asian stocks are turning...

Asian-Markets1_01Sep15.jpg Asian stock markets are mostly lower on Wednesday as weak U.S. manufacturing data and slowing growth in China added to worries about the global economy. Meanwhile, the Japanese market has rebounded, probably buoyed by a rise in U.S. stock futures in Asian trades.

The Indian markets look set to open higher on Wednesday after the finance ministry accepted the high level AP Shah Panel's recommendation to not impose minimum alternate tax (MAT) on overseas portfolio investors retrospectively. The government will come out with requisite amendments to the Income...

The Thai stock market on Tuesday ended the four-day winning streak in which it had climbed more than 60 points or 4.4 percent. The Stock Exchange of Thailand now rests just above the 1,360-point plateau, and the market is likely in for more damage on Wednesday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The Japanese stock market climbed into positive territory on Wednesday, after opening lower in volatile trades following the weak cues overnight from global markets. In late-morning trades, the benchmark Nikkei 225 index is gaining 138.96 points or 0.76 percent to 18,304.65, after opening lower and...

The Indonesia stock market on Tuesday snapped the four-day winning streak in which it had surged more than 330 points or 7.9 percent. The Jakarta Composite Index now rests just above the 4,410-point plateau, and the market is looking at another soft start again on Wednesday. The global forecast for...

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