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The win streak has hit three sessions for the Hong Kong stock market, which has climbed almost 360 points or 1.6 percent along the way. The Hang Seng Index now rests just above the 22,860-point plateau, and the market may see further upside again on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The Australian stock market is modestly higher on Friday following the overnight gains on Wall Street after the European Central Bank extended its quantitative easing program. Higher commodity prices also buoyed resources stocks. In late-morning trades, the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 Index is rising 17.10...

The China stock market headed south again on Thursday, one session after it had snapped the three-day slide in which it had retreated almost 75 points or 2.3 percent. The Shanghai Composite Index now rests just above the 3,215-point plateau, although the market may bounce higher again on Friday. The...

The Taiwan stock market has finished higher in three straight sessions, advancing more than 210 points or 2.3 percent in that span. The Taiwan Stock Exchange now rests just above the 9,375-point plateau, and the market may extend its gains on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is positive...

The Singapore stock market gave up less than a single point on Thursday - but that was enough to end the three-day winning streak in which it had advanced almost 40 points or 1.4 percent. The Straits Times Index remains just beneath the 2,960-point plateau, although the market may rebound on Friday. The...

The Malaysia stock market has finished higher in three straight sessions, collecting almost 20 points or 1.2 percent in that span. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index now rests just above the 1,640-point plateau, and the market draws another optimistic lead for Friday. The global forecast for the Asian...

The win streak has hit three sessions now for the South Korea stock market, which has surged almost 70 points or 3.5 percent in that span. The KOSPI now rests just above the 2,030-point plateau, and the market is looking at another firm lead for Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is...

Indian shares rose sharply on Thursday, with rate-sensitive stocks leading the rally, as the RBI's decision on Wednesday to withdraw the incremental CRR requirement gave banks more room to cut lending rates. The rupee also gained further ground to hit a one-month high as the dollar remained defensive...

Asian-Market-100912_08Dec16.jpg Asian stocks finished Thursday's session solidly higher after the U.S. and European markets closed with large gains overnight on hopes of a state-backed rescue for struggling Italian lenders and amid optimism that fiscal-stimulus measures outlined by President-elect Donald Trump could lift U.S. economic...

Indian shares rallied on Thursday amid positive global cues and on expectations that the RBI's decision on Wednesday to withdraw the incremental CRR requirement will give banks more room to cut lending rates sharply. The rupee extended gains for the eighth consecutive session to hit a one-month high...

Indian shares look set to open notably higher on Thursday after many bankers said they expect deposit and lending rates to come down due to the improvement in liquidity following the RBI's decision to withdraw the incremental CRR requirement. Investors may also draw comfort from the RBI's guidance...

Asian-Markets2_07Dec16.jpg Asian stock markets are higher on Thursday, following the record gains overnight on Wall Street and on expectations that the European Central Bank will extend its asset purchase program at its monetary policy meeting later in the day.

The Thai stock market has moved higher in back-to-back sessions, collecting almost 20 points or 1.3 percent along the way. The Stock Exchange of Thailand now rests just above the 1,520-point plateau, and the market figures to open higher again on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The Japanese stock market is notably higher on Thursday, tracking the record gains on Wall Street and despite a stronger yen. Investors also shrugged off weaker-than-expected economic data. In late-morning trades, the benchmark Nikkei 225 Index is adding 167.46 points or 0.91 percent to 18,664.15,...

The Indonesia stock market on Wednesday snapped the six-day winning streak in which it had gathered more than 155 points or 3.1 percent. The Jakarta Composite Index now rests just above the 5,265-point plateau, although the market is expected to see a quick recovery on Thursday. The global forecast...

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