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Indian shares fell slightly on profit taking Friday, as investors paused for breath after sharp gains in the previous session following the monetary policy decisions from the Bank of Japan and the U.S. Federal Reserve. The benchmark S&P BSE Sensex closed 104.91 points or 0.36 percent at 28,668.22...

Asianmarkets-011415_23Sep16.jpg Most Asian stocks drifted lower on Friday despite encouraging data from China and Japan, and renewed hopes that the era of cheap money will continue for some more time. While the yen fluctuated despite repeated intervention warnings from Japanese officials, crude oil prices slipped more than 1 percent...

Indian shares opened on a flat note Friday amid mixed global cues and after sharp gains in the previous session. While U.S. stocks rose for a third straight session overnight, Asian stocks were mostly lower this morning as oil retreated from a two-week high. The benchmark BSE Sensex was virtually...

Asian-Markets2_22Sep16.jpg Asian stock markets are exhibiting a mixed trend on Friday after two straight days of gains following interest rate decisions by the Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan. Meanwhile, crude oil prices slipped in Asian trades after rising overnight.

Indian shares look set to open flat to slightly higher on Friday after the government offered fiscal incentives to more items ranging from certain varieties of garments to marine products and engineering goods to boost exports. In a separate development, the government has appointed three economists...

The Thai stock market has moved higher in two straight sessions, picking up more than 30 points or 2.1 percent along the way. The Stock Exchange of Thailand now rests just above the 1,505-point plateau, and the market gets a green light again for Friday The global forecast for the Asian markets continues...

The Japanese stock market, which was closed on Thursday for a public holiday, has pared its initial losses and is modestly lower on Friday. Nevertheless, a stronger yen weighed on exporters' stocks. In late-morning trades, the benchmark Nikkei 225 Index is losing 23.04 points or 0.14 percent to 16,784.58,...

The Indonesia stock market has finished higher in back-to-back sessions, advancing almost 80 points or 1.6 percent along the way. The Jakarta Composite Index settled just above the 5,380-point plateau, and the market figures to open higher again on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The Australian stock market is higher on Friday for a fourth straight day, tracking the positive lead from Wall Street a day after the Federal Reserve left interest rates on hold. Banks are among the leading gainers. In late-morning trades, the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 Index is adding 19.80 points or...

The Hong Kong stock market has tracked higher in two straight sessions, advancing almost 230 points or 1 percent along the way. The Hang Seng settled just beneath the 23,760-point plateau, and the market may extend its gains on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets continues to be firm...

The China stock market has finished higher in consecutive trading days, advancing almost 20 points or 0.6 percent along the way. The Shanghai Composite Index settled just above the 3,040-point plateau, and the market may add to its winnings on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets continues...

The Taiwan stock market has moved higher in four straight sessions, gathering almost 335 points or 3.6 percent in that span. The Taiwan Stock Exchange now rests just above the 9,235-point plateau, and the market is looking at another positive lead for Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The Singapore stock market has moved lower in back-to-back sessions, slipping 8 points or 0.3 percent along the way. The Straits Times Index settled just above the 2,845-point plateau, although the market may stop the bleeding on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets continues to be firm...

The Malaysia stock market has finished higher in three straight sessions, gathering almost 20 points or 1.2 percent along the way. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index now rests just beneath the 1,670-point plateau, and the market is looking at further upside again on Friday. The global forecast for the...

The South Korea stock market has moved higher now in five consecutive sessions, gathering almost 60 points or 3 percent along the way. The KOSPI now rests just beneath the 2,050-point plateau, and the market is looking at continued support on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets continues...

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