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The Indian markets rose on Thursday as better-than-expected earnings from the likes of Dr Reddy's Laboratories and ITC prompted investors to square off their short positions on the eve of derivatives expiry. News that the government has approved amendments to the GST Bill and the Fed's non-committal...

AsianMarkets-112514_30Jul15.jpg The Asian markets turned in a mixed performance on Thursday as some late-session selling pressure in Chinese and Hong Kong stocks as well as Samsung Electronics' lackluster results for the second quarter tempered gains stemming from rising commodity prices, solid earnings from a slew of Japanese companies...

The Indian markets opened higher on Thursday, tracking firm global cues after the Federal Reserve gave no indication that an interest rate hike was imminent. The Asian markets are mostly higher, although Chinese stocks are fluctuating following sharp gains the day before. Closer home, the benchmark...

Indian equities are seen opening slightly higher on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve gave no hints that a September rate hike is coming. That said, trading would largely be driven by corporate earnings and movement of rupee against dollar and crude oil prices as traders take stock of their derivative...

Asian-Markets2_29Jul15.jpg Asian stock markets are mostly in positive territory on Thursday, after U.S. stocks closed higher overnight in a positive reaction to the Federal Reserve's monetary policy statement. In addition, higher commodity prices boosted resource stocks.

The Thai stock market on Wednesday wrote a finish to the four-day losing streak in which it had slipped almost 40 points or 2.8 percent. The Stock Exchange of Thailand settled just above the 1,415-point plateau, although the market is looking at further upside again on Thursday. The global forecast...

The Indonesia stock market on Wednesday halted the four-day slide in which it had given away more than 190 points or 4 percent. The Jakarta Composite Index settled just above the 4,720-point plateau, and the market may tick higher again on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets continues...

The Japanese stock market is notably higher on Thursday, with the positive cues overnight from Wall Street and a weaker yen boosting investor sentiment. Tech and auto stocks are among the major gainers. In late-morning trades, the benchmark Nikkei 225 Index is advancing 211.68 points or 1.04 percent...

The Hong Kong stock market has finished higher now in back-to-back sessions, gathering almost 270 points or 1.1 percent along the way. The Hang Seng Index now rests just below the 24,620-point plateau, and the market is looking at another positive lead again on Thursday. The global forecast for the...

The Australian stock market opened higher on Thursday, following another positive session overnight on Wall Street, while the surge in iron ore prices lifted mining stocks. In late-morning trades, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 Index is up 38.4 points or 0.68 percent to 5,662.60, off a high of 5,666.40...

The China stock market on Wednesday halted the three-day slide in which it had tumbled more than 460 points or 11.5 percent. The Shanghai Composite Index now rests just below the 3,790-point plateau, and the market may continue its recovery again on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The Taiwan stock market turned lower again on Wednesday, one session after it had ended the four-day losing streak in which it had tumbled almost 450 points or 5 percent. The Taiwan Stock Exchange settled just below the 8,565-point plateau, although the market may bounce higher again on Thursday. The...

The Singapore stock market picked up just a pair of points on Wednesday - but that was enough to snap the six-day losing streak in which it had fallen more than 90 points or 2.8 percent. The Straits Times Index settled just shy of the 3,285-point plateau, and the market may add to its winnings on Thursday. The...

The Malaysia stock market has closed lower now in six straight sessions, slipping more than 35 points or 2 percent in that span. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index remained just below the 1,700-point plateau, although the market may halt its slide on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The South Korea stock market headed south again on Wednesday, one session after it had ended the two-day slide in which it had given away more than 25 points or 1.2 percent. The KOSPI remained just below the 2,040-point plateau, although the market may turn higher again on Thursday. The global forecast...

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