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Indian shares opened on a flat note on Thursday as investors turned cautious ahead of F&O expiry later in the day. The Asian markets are trading mostly lower amid mixed cues from Wall Street overnight. Argentina is on the verge of defaulting on billions of dollars of government debt, keeping investors...

Asian-Markets1_31Jul14.jpg Asian stock markets are exhibiting a mixed trend on Thursday with investors mostly treading cautiously, looking ahead to some crucial economic data and corporate earnings reports.

Indian shares are seen opening flat to slightly lower on Thursday ahead of the expiry of July series derivative contracts slated today. U.S. stocks ended mixed overnight and the Asian markets are putting in an indecisive performance, offering little direction. Investors will watch the rupee movement...

The Japanese stock market is trading notably higher on Thursday, with some upbeat earnings reports and a slightly weaker yen prompting investors to indulge in some strong buying. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index is up 96.8 points or 0.6 percent at 15,743.0. Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co. shares are up nearly...

The Australian stock market is trading slightly higher on Thursday with investors indulging in some selective buying, tracking recent earnings reports. The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index is up 14.6 points or 0.3 percent at 5,637.5, a new six-year high. The broader All Ordinaries index is trading at 5,627.4,...

The Thai stock market has finished lower now in four straight sessions, falling almost 25 points or 1.6 percent in that span. The Stock Exchange of Thailand settled just below the 1,520-point plateau, and the market may extend its losses on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is inconclusive...

The Hong Kong stock market has tracked to the upside now in seven straight trading days, surging more than 1,350 points or 5.4 percent en route to another fresh three-year closing high. The Hang Seng Index finished just above the 24,730-point plateau, although the market figures to see a correction to...

The China stock market gave up less than two points on Wednesday - but that was enough to finally halt the six-day winning streak in which it had surged more than 125 points or 6.2 percent. The Shanghai Composite Index remained just above the 2,180-point plateau, although the market may take additional...

The Taiwan stock market on Wednesday halted the three-day slide in which it had given away 140 points or 1.4 percent. The Taiwan Stock Exchange closed just below the 9,450-point plateau, although the market may hand those gains back on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is inconclusive...

The Singapore stock market has finished lower in two of three trading days since the end of the eight-day winning streak in which it had climbed more than 60 points or 1.8 percent. The Straits Times Index settled just below the 3,355-point plateau, and the market may extend its losses on Thursday. The...

The Malaysia stock market has moved higher now in five consecutive trading sessions, gathering 10 points or 0.55 percent along the way. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index settled just below the 1,880-point plateau, although the market may see profit taking on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian...

The South Korea stock market has finished higher now in four straight sessions, advancing almost 55 points or 2.6 percent en route to a fresh three-year closing high. The KOSPI closed just above the 2,080-point plateau, although investors may be tempted to lock in gains on Thursday. The global forecast...

Indian shares rose modestly on Wednesday, erasing early losses, ahead of the expiry of July series derivative contracts tomorrow. The benchmark S&P BSE Sensex ended the session up 96.19 points or 0.37 percent at 26,087.42, while the broader CNX Nifty index gained 42.70 points or 0.55 percent to finish...

Stock-Market-500_30Jul14.jpg Asian stocks ended mixed on Wednesday, with Seoul shares rallying on optimism about the domestic economy, while the markets elsewhere saw muted performance ahead of U.S. GDP data and the Federal Reserve's monetary policy announcement due tonight. Both the European Union and the United States stepped...

Indian shares opened largely unchanged on Wednesday despite positive global cues. Trading is confined to a narrow range ahead of the expiry of monthly derivative contracts tomorrow. The benchmark S&P BSE Sensex is little changed, while the broader CNX Nifty index is down 10 points or 0.13 percent...