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The Taiwan stock market headed south again on Friday, one session after it had ended the two-day losing streak in which it had fallen more than 125 points or 1.3 percent. The Taiwan Stock Exchange closed just above the 9,570-point plateau, and the market is looking at continued consolidation on Monday. The...

The Singapore stock market has finished lower now in back-to-back sessions, giving away almost 15 points or 0.5 percent along the way. The Straits Times Index settled just above the 3,525-point plateau, and the losses may accelerate on Monday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is soft thanks...

The Malaysia stock market on Friday snapped the modest two-day winning streak in which it had gathered more than 8 points or 0.45 percent. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index remained just above the 1,845-point plateau, although the market may take further damage on Monday. The global forecast for the...

The South Korea stock market has finished higher now in six straight sessions, collecting nearly 90 points or 4 percent on its way to another fresh 44-month closing high. The KOSPI closed just below the 2,145-point plateau, although the market draws a lower open on Monday. The global forecast for...

Indian shares fell for a third consecutive session on Friday as investors digested some lackluster earnings reports and monitored crude price movements amid concerns weak monsoon rains and a rebound in oil prices could again flare up inflation. Crude prices edged lower in Asian deals after closing...

StockMarkets-112514_17Apr15.jpg Asian stocks ended mixed on Friday, as an unimpressive lead from Wall Street on the back of mixed economic reports and growing worries about Greece's finances soured investor sentiment. While Japanese and Australian shares led the declines in the region, China's stock market continued to rise on stimulus...

Indian shares opened on a subdued note on Friday, tracking weak global cues as concerns about Greece's debt situation and another set of lackluster U.S. data sapped investors' appetite for risk. The benchmark BSE Sensex is currently down 81 points or 0.28 percent at 28,585, while the broader Nifty...

Asian-Markets2_16Apr15.jpg Asian stock markets are mostly higher on Friday, shrugging off the weak cues overnight from Wall Street. The Shanghai stock exchange is trading at multi-year highs, while the Australian and Japanese markets are in negative territory.

Indian shares may open on a flat note Friday as indicated by futures trade on the Singapore Stock Exchange. That said, renewed concerns over Greece, surging oil prices and disappointing U.S. data may keep investors on the sidelines heading into the weekend. IT stocks may come under selling pressure...

The Thai stock market has finished higher now in three straight sessions, collecting more than 25 points or 1.6 percent along the way. The Stock Exchange of Thailand settled just above the 1,570-point plateau, although investors may lock in gains on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The Japanese stock market is lower on Friday as the negative cues overnight from Wall Street dampened investor sentiment and a stronger yen dragged down exporters' stocks. In late-morning trades, the benchmark Nikkei 225 Index is down 108.04 points or 0.54 percent to 19,777.73, after touching a low...

The Indonesia stock market on Thursday wrote a finish to the three-day slide in which it had fallen more than 75 points or 1.7 percent. The Jakarta Composite Index ended just above the 5,420-point plateau, although the market figures to head south again on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian...

The Australian stock market opened marginally lower on Friday, tracking the weak cues overnight from Wall Street as well as lower iron-ore prices. In late-morning trades, the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 Index is down 18.60 points or 0.31 percent to 5,928.90, while the broader All Ordinaries Index is losing...

The Hong Kong stock market has finished higher now in two straight sessions, collecting almost 180 points or 0.75 percent along the way. The Hang Seng Index closed just below the 27,740-point plateau, although the market is looking at renewed selling pressure on Friday. The global forecast for the...

The China stock market bounced higher again on Thursday, one session after it had snapped the three-day winning streak in which it had surged almost 175 points or 4.5 percent. Now at a fresh seven-year closing high, the Shanghai Composite Index settled just below the 4,200-point plateau, although the...

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