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Indian shares rallied on Monday, with fairly positive global cues and sustained foreign fund inflows on optimism over the passage of the GST (Goods and Services Tax) Bill in Parliament's ongoing monsoon session underpinning investor sentiment. The benchmark S&P BSE Sensex climbed 292.10 points or...

stock-market-9_25Jul16.jpg Asian stocks held somewhat steady on Monday, although lower commodity prices on a firmer dollar and caution ahead of two key central bank meetings this week served to limit the upside across the region. Underlying sentiment remained supported after G20 finance chiefs and central bankers pledged to use...

Indian shares fell slightly on Monday as investors awaited key central bank meetings in the U.S. and Japan due later in the week. The rupee opened down 11 paise at 67.19 as the dollar index hit a more than four-month high in overseas markets ahead of Wednesday's highly-anticipated Federal Reserve...

Asian-Markets1_24Jul16.jpg Asian stock markets are mostly higher on Monday, tracking the gains on Wall Street Friday. However, lower commodity prices weighed on resources stocks. Investors are also keenly awaiting the outcome of the Bank of Japan and the U.S. Federal Reserve's policy meetings later in the week.

Indian shares are seen opening flat to slightly higher on Monday, tracking positive global cues. Benchmark indexes Sensex and the Nifty fell marginally last week as investors digested mixed earnings results and awaited progress on the GST Bill. The government is likely to list the much-delayed GST...

The Thai stock market bounced higher again on Friday, one session after it had ended the six-day winning streak in which it had gathered almost 55 points or 3.6 percent. The Stock Exchange of Thailand settled just beneath the 1,510-point plateau, and the market may add to its winnings on Monday. The...

The Japanese stock market is rising on Monday, tracking the positive lead from Wall Street on Friday and the release of better-than-expected Japanese merchandise trade data. In late-morning trades, the benchmark Nikkei 225 Index is adding 81.42 points or 0.49 percent to 16,708.67, off a high of 16,778.65...

The Indonesia stock market has finished lower in back-to-back sessions, giving away more than 45 points or 0.8 percent along the way. The Jakarta Composite Index now rests just beneath the 5,200-point plateau, although the market figures to rebound on Monday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The Hong Kong stock market on Friday ended the two-day winning streak in which it had picked up more than 325 points or 1.6 percent. The Hang Seng Index settled just above the 21,960-point plateau, although the market is looking at a modest rebound on Monday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The Australian stock market opened higher on Monday following the positive cues from Wall Street on Friday. Banks and retailers are among the leading gainers, while resources companies are mixed following lower commodity prices. In late-morning trades, the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 Index is advancing...

The China stock market headed south again on Friday, one session after it had ended the three-day slide in which it had surrendered almost 30 points or 1 percent. The Shanghai Composite Index now rests just above the 3,010-point plateau, although the market may bounce higher again on Monday. The global...

The Taiwan stock market has finished lower in two of three trading days since the end of the eight-day winning streak in which it had surged more than 400 points or 4.8 percent. The Taiwan Stock Exchange settled just above the 9,010-point plateau, although the market is poised to rebound on Monday. The...

The Singapore stock market has alternated between positive and negative finishes through the last four trading days since the end of the two-day winning streak in which it had gathered more than 20 points or 0.7 percent. The Straits times Index now rests just above the 2,945-point plateau, and the market...

The Malaysia stock market gave up less than a point on Friday. But that was enough to extend its losing streak to four sessions, costing it almost 15 points or 0.9 percent in that span. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index remains above the 1,655-point plateau, although the market may find traction on Monday. The...

The losing streak has reached four sessions for the South Korea stock market, which has fallen almost 10 points or 0.5 percent in that span. The KOSPI now rests just above the 2,010-point plateau, although the market may stop the bleeding on Monday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is firm...

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