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Indian shares are trading higher on Tuesday, extending gains for a sixth consecutive session, with renewed foreign fund flows and solid corporate earnings results aiding sentiment. The Asian markets are trading mostly higher despite lingering concerns about the Ukraine crisis and violence in Gaza. The...

Asian-Market-100912_22Jul14.jpg Asian stock markets are mostly trading higher on Tuesday despite a weak lead from Wall Street where stocks ended lower overnight amid geopolitical worries. However, the mood is quite cautious with investors watching the situation in Ukraine and the Middle East, and looking ahead to some crucial economic data, due later this week.

Indian shares are set to open higher on Tuesday, tracking gains in Nifty futures on the Singapore Exchange as overseas investors continue to remain net buyers in the cash segment on hopes the Modi government can revive the Indian growth story. The Q1 earnings season has gotten off to a relatively positive...

The Japanese stock market, resuming after a long weekend, opened on a positive note Tuesday, with investors indulging in some bargain hunting after recent losses. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index is up 115 points or 0.8 percent at 15,330.7. Toho Zinc is moving up nearly 6 percent, topping the Nikkei...

The Thai stock market bounced right back to the upside again on Monday - one session after it had snapped the two-day winning streak in which it had advanced almost a dozen points or 0.8 percent. The Stock Exchange of Thailand settled just below the 1,540-point plateau, although the market figures to...

The Indonesia stock market has tracked higher now in back-to-back sessions, collecting more than 55 points or 1.1 percent along the way. The Jakarta Composite Index settled just above the 5,125-point plateau, although the market figures to hand back some of those gains on Tuesday. The global forecast...

The Australian stock market is trading slightly lower on Tuesday, tracking the overnight weak close on Wall Street. The mood is quite cautious amid persisting worries about the ongoing conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East. A lack of positive triggers is also contributing to the sluggish movements...

The Hong Kong stock market has closed lower now in three straight sessions, falling almost 140 points or 0.6 percent along the way. The Hang Seng Index finished just below the 23,390-point plateau, and the market may take further damage on Tuesday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is broadly...

The China stock market turned lower again on Monday, one session after it had halted the two-day slide in which it had lost almost 15 points or 0.7 percent. The Shanghai Composite Index finished just below the 2,055-point plateau, and the market may extend its losses on Tuesday. The global forecast...

The Taiwan stock market on Monday halted the three-day slide in which it had given away almost 170 points or 1.9 percent. The Taiwan Stock Exchange settled just above the 9,440-point plateau, although the market is looking at a soft start on Tuesday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is broadly...

The Singapore stock market has closed higher now in five consecutive trading days, climbing more than 20 points or 0.7 percent in that span. The Straits Times Index finished just below the 3,315-point plateau, although the rally figures to stall on Tuesday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The Malaysia stock market has moved lower now in three straight trading days, giving away almost 20 points or 1.1 percent along the way. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index settled just below the 1,870-point plateau, and the market is looking at another soft start again on Tuesday. The global forecast...

The South Korea stock market has finished lower now in back-to-back sessions, although it has given away just 3 points or 0.1 percent in that span. The KOSPI remained just below the 2,020-point plateau, and the market may extend those losses on Tuesday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is...

Indian shares rose for a fifth day on Monday, with better-than-expected earnings from companies such as Reliance Industries and HDFC and easing drought concerns supporting sentiment. After rallying over 200 points earlier in the day, the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex pared gains to end the session up 41.51...

Asian-Markets2_21Jul14.jpg Asian stocks ended mostly higher on Monday as concerns about geopolitical tensions appeared to ease and investors shifted their attention to upbeat earnings reports from U.S. companies. U.S. stocks rebounded significantly from the previous session's sell-off on Friday, perking up investor sentiment....