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stocklower2-072117.jpg Most Asian stocks fell on Friday after the European Central Bank dropped no hints at tapering in September and media reports suggested that U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller is expanding the Russia probe to include President Donald Trump's business dealings. The euro held near two-year highs against...

Indian shares opened modestly higher on Friday after Reliance Industries and Wipro delivered better-than-expected quarterly results. The benchmark BSE Sensex was up 93 points or 0.29 percent at 31,997 in early trade while the broader Nifty index was up 22 points or 0.22 percent at 9,895. Energy...

Indian shares look set to open flat to slightly higher on Friday after BJP nominee Ram Nath Kovind won the presidential election and the Asian Development Bank upgraded its growth outlook in the Asian region on the back of stronger-than-expected export demand. On the earnings front, energy giant...

Asianmarkets-112014_20Jul17.jpg Asian stock markets are mostly lower on Friday, with political uncertainty in the U.S. weighing on investor sentiment. Media reports indicated that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has expanded his investigation of alleged collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign to include President Donald Trump's business transactions.

The Thai stock market moved lower again on Thursday, one session after it had ended the three-day slide in which it had given away 7 points or 0.5 percent. The Stock Exchange of Thailand remains just above the 1,575-point plateau and it figures to hold steady in that range again on Friday. The global...

The Indonesia stock market on Thursday snapped the two-day slide in which it had surrendered almost 35 points or 0.6 percent. The Jakarta Composite Index now rests just above the 5,825-point plateau and it may tick higher again on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is murky, thanks...

The Japanese stock market is modestly lower on Friday, with the lackluster cues overnight from Wall Street, political uncertainty in the U.S. and a stronger yen dampening investor sentiment. In late-morning trades, the benchmark Nikkei 225 Index is down 49.07 points or 0.24 percent to 20,095.52, off...

The Australian stock market is declining on Friday with stocks lower across the board, following the lackluster cues overnight from Wall Street and weaker commodity prices. Political uncertainty in the U.S. also dampened investor sentiment after media reports indicated that Special Counsel Robert...

The Hong Kong stock market has finished higher in nine straight sessions, surging more than 1,370 points or 5.3 percent in that span. The Hang Seng Index now rests just above the 26,740-point plateau, although it's high time investors cashed in on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The China stock market has climbed higher in three straight sessions, climbing almost 70 points or 2.2 percent along the way. The Shanghai Composite Index now rests just beneath the 3,245-point plateau and it's looking at a steady start again on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is...

The Taiwan stock market on Thursday halted the three-day winning streak in which it had collected almost 65 points or 0.6 percent. The Taiwan Stock Exchange now rests just beneath the 10,500-point plateau and it is expected to see a narrow trading range again on Friday. The global forecast for the...

The Singapore stock market on Thursday ended the five-day winning streak in which it had advanced almost 120 points or 3.6 percent. The Straits Times Index now rests just above the 3,290-point plateau and it may take further damage on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is murky, thanks...

The Malaysia stock market has ticked lower in two of three trading days since the end of the two-day winning streak in which it had picked up less than two points. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index remains just above the 1,755-point plateau and the market figures to remain in that neighborhood again on...

The South Korea stock market has finished higher in five straight sessions, advancing more than 50 points or 2 percent on its way to yet a fresh record closing high. The KOSPI now rests just above the 2,440-point plateau although the market may be stuck in neutral on Friday. The global forecast for...

Indian shares ended a range-bound session slightly lower on Thursday ahead of earnings results from market heavyweight Reliance Industries, due out later in the day. The benchmark BSE Sensex slid 50.95 points or 0.16 percent to 31,904.40 while the broader Nifty index closed at 9,873.30, down 26.30...

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