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Indian shares tumbled on Monday on the back of broad-based selling pressure as concerns over retrospective taxation and mixed earnings reports damped investors' appetite for risk. Brent crude prices held near a 4-1/2 month high above $65 a barrel and the rupee declined for a third day, further dampening...

Asian-Markets2_27Apr15.jpg Asian stocks turned in a mixed performance on Monday despite Wall Street's strong performance on Friday. While Australian shares tracked a sharp rebound in iron ore prices to close at a seven-year high, Chinese and Hong Kong shares continued their bull run, ignoring weak data. Japanese and Seoul...

Indian shares opened little changed on Monday despite positive global cues. Trading in a range-bound manner, the benchmark BSE Sensex is currently down 15 points or 0.05 percent at 27,423. The broader Nifty index is down 8 points or 0.10 percent at 8,297, with Mahindra & Mahindra, Tata Steel, Bank...

The Indian markets may open little changed on Monday as indicated by futures trade on the Singapore Stock Exchange. While global cues remain positive, rising oil prices and deepening worries about tepid earnings may weigh on investor sentiment as the session progresses. Greece concerns remain in...

Asian-Markets1_26Apr15.jpg Asian stock markets are mostly in positive territory on Monday, tracking the gains on Wall Street Friday and as higher commodity prices lifted resource stocks. Meanwhile, investors also remained focused on corporate earnings results.

The Thai stock market on Friday halted the two-day slide in which it had given away almost 25 points or 1.6 percent. The Stock Exchange of Thailand settled just above the 1,555-point plateau, and the market is looking at another positive lead on Monday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is...

The Japanese stock market opened higher on Monday, but slipped into negative territory in early trades and is currently trading flat. Meanwhile, a strong yen weighed on exports. Investors are also treading cautiously amid the release of corporate earnings reports from major companies. In late-morning...

The Indonesia stock market gave up less than a point on Friday - but that was enough to extend its losing streak to three sessions and costing it more than 25 points or 0.5 percent in that span. The Jakarta Composite Index remained just above the 5,435-point plateau, although the market figures to find...

The Australian stock market is higher on Monday, following the gains on Wall Street Friday. In addition, higher iron-ore prices lifted mining stocks. In late-morning trades, the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 Index is up 33.10 points or 0.56 percent to 5,966.40, while the broader All Ordinaries Index is adding...

The Hong Kong stock market turned higher again on Friday, one session after it had snapped the two-day winning streak in which it had spiked more than 850 points or 3.1 percent. Now at seven-year closing high, the Hang Seng Index ended just above the 28,060-point plateau, and the market draws a firm...

The China stock market on Friday snapped the three-day winning streak in which it had surged almost 200 points or 4.8 percent. The Shanghai Composite Index ended just below the 4,395-point plateau, although the market may see a positive bounce on Monday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is...

The Taiwan stock market has finished higher now in three straight sessions, advancing more than 375 points or 4 percent on its way to a fresh seven-year closing high. The Taiwan Stock Exchange closed just shy of the 9,915-point plateau, although investors may lock in gains on Monday. The global forecast...

The Singapore stock market has finished higher now in back-to-back sessions, advancing more than 15 points or 0.5 percent along the way. The Straits Times Index ended just below the 3,515-point plateau, and the market may add to its winnings on Monday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is...

The Malaysia stock market on Friday wrote a finish to the two-day losing streak in which it had given away more than 15 points or 0.9 percent. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index settled just above the 1,860-point plateau, and the market may add to its winnings on Monday. The global forecast for the...

The South Korea stock market headed south again on Friday, one session after it had ended the two-day slide in which it had eased just 3 points or 0.1 percent. The KOSPI finished just below the 2,160-point plateau, although the market is expected to rebound on Monday. The global forecast for the Asian...

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