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Indian shares ended Friday's session on a flat note after steep losses in the previous session following the Bank of Japan's surprise decision to refrain from adding to stimulus. While global cues remained sluggish in view of a stronger yen and the release of disappointing U.S. GDP data released overnight,...

StockMarkets-112514_29Apr16.jpg Asian stocks extended their losses from the previous session on Friday, although markets in Australia and New Zealand managed to cling to positive territory. While oil prices slid in Asian deals after sharp overnight gains, the yen continued its rise against the dollar, keeping investors cautious. Amazon...

Indian shares followed global peers lower on Friday, although losses remained capped after steep losses in the previous session. The rupee opened marginally higher at 66.47 against the greenback as the dollar index sank to an eight-month low after a disappointing report on U.S. first-quarter GDP...

Indian shares are poised to open lower on Friday after logging their biggest losses in over three weeks in the previous session, as the Bank of Japan (BOJ) shocked financial markets by keeping its monetary policy steady despite multiple headwinds plaguing the economy. India's benchmark index BSE Sensex...

Asianmarkets-111914_28Apr16.jpg Asian stock markets are mostly lower on Friday, extending losses from the previous session, following the overnight sell-off on Wall Street. However, higher commodity prices lifted resources stocks. The Japanese market is closed for a public holiday.

The Australian stock market recovered after a weak start and is up with modest gains on Friday, buoyed by higher commodity prices. Mining, oil and banking stocks are among the leading gainers. In late-morning trades, the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 Index is adding 9.50 points or 0.18 percent to 5,234.90,...

Indian shares followed Asian and European peers lower on Thursday after the Bank of Japan (BoJ) shocked financial markets by keeping its monetary policy steady despite multiple headwinds plaguing the economy. The BoJ's inaction coming despite deterioration in Japan's economic fundamentals rattled...

Stock-Market-010815_28Apr16.jpg Asian stocks reversed early gains to end mostly lower on Thursday, as an overnight rally in oil prices and the Federal Reserve's decision to keep rates unchanged were overshadowed by the Bank of Japan's unchanged policy decision. The Bank of Japan shocked markets by keeping its monetary policy steady...

Indian shares traded flat in early trade on Thursday after the Bank of Japan left its monetary policy stance steady, surprising several market participants who had expected more stimulus. The yen climbed more than 2 percent against the dollar and Japan's Nikkei index fell more than 2 percent after...

Asian-Markets1_27Apr16.jpg Asian stock markets are mostly higher on Thursday following the U.S. Federal Reserve's monetary policy announcement overnight, which did not contain any major surprises. The increase in crude oil prices to a nearly six-month closing high also boosted investor sentiment. Meanwhile, investors are awaiting the Bank of Japan's monetary policy decision due later in the day.

Indian shares look set to open higher on Thursday in view of positive global cues and better-than-expected quarterly earnings from India's largest telecom operator Bharti Airtel. The telecom major beat analysts' estimates on almost all parameters during the quarter ended March on the back of volume...

The Japanese stock market is notably higher on Thursday following the U.S. Federal Reserve's monetary policy announcement and on higher crude oil prices. Additionally, a weaker yen lifted exporters' stocks. Meanwhile, investors are awaiting the Bank of Japan's monetary policy decision later in the day. In...

The Australian stock market is advancing on Thursday, led by mining and oil stocks following a jump in iron ore and crude oil prices. In late-morning trades, the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 Index is adding 21.90 points or 0.42 percent to 5,209.60, off a high of 5225.30 earlier. The broader All Ordinaries...

Indian shares ended a choppy session modestly higher on Wednesday ahead of the FOMC decision later in the day and the expiry of April series derivative contracts due on Thursday. The benchmark BSE Sensex closed 56.82 points or 0.22 percent higher at 26,064.12 after climbing as much as 1.3 percent...

Markets-111714_27Apr16.jpg Asian stocks ended a lackluster session mostly lower on Wednesday as the yen strengthened and weak earnings results from iPhone maker Apple put pressure on technology stocks. A sharp overnight rally in oil prices and positive industrial profits data out of China failed to lift investor sentiment ahead...

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