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Indian shares fell on Friday as the Bank of Japan didn't live up to expectations and investors looked for progress on the crucial GST Bill. The safe-haven Japanese yen soared as the Bank of Japan raised the target for exchange-traded fund purchases and doubled its dollar lending program, but kept...

AsianMarkets-112514_29Jul16.jpg Asian stocks ended broadly lower Friday on the back of BOJ disappointment and the oil price downturn, with U.S. crude futures falling further towards the $40 mark in Asian trade on concerns over a supply glut and waning demand from key international markets. The safe-haven Japanese yen soared after...

Indian shares followed Asian markets lower on Friday after the Bank of Japan expanded purchases of exchange-traded funds but left its policy rate unchanged. The central bank also maintained its monetary base target at $80 trillion, disappointing investors who had expectations for a large stimulus...

Asianmarkets-111914_28Jul16.jpg Asian stock markets are mixed on Friday as investors digested a raft of economic data and corporate earnings results. Investors are also cautious ahead of the Bank of Japan's highly-anticipated monetary policy decision later in the day, while the yen strengthened.

Indian shares look set to open largely unchanged on Friday as investors await the outcome of Bank of Japan's policy meeting. Underlying sentiment, however, is likely to remain positive after the Congress indicated its support for the much-awaited Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill, with sources close...

Indian shares look set to open largely unchanged on Friday as investors await the outcome of Bank of Japan's policy meeting. Underlying sentiment, however, is likely to remain positive after the Congress indicated its support for the much-awaited Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill, with sources close...

The Japanese stock market is lower on Friday, as the yen strengthened and investors turned cautious ahead of the Bank of Japan's monetary policy decision due later in the day. Investors also digested a raft of mixed economic data. The Bank of Japan will wrap up its monetary policy meeting and then...

The Thai stock market has moved higher in two straight sessions, gathering almost 20 points or 1.3 percent along the way. The Stock Exchange of Thailand settled just beneath the 1,525-point plateau, although the market may run out of steam on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets continues...

The Indonesia stock market has moved higher in four straight sessions, climbing more than 100 points or 1.9 percent along the way. The Jakarta Composite Index now rests just beneath the 5,300-point plateau, although investors may lock in gains on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets continues...

The Hong Kong stock market on Thursday halted the three-day winning streak in which it had advanced more than 255 points or 1.1. The Hang Seng Index now rests just beneath the 22,175-point plateau, and the market is likely to spin its wheels again on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The Australian stock market is flat on Friday following the lackluster cues from Wall Street and as investors awaited the Bank of Japan's monetary policy decision. In late-morning trades, the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 Index is adding 2.80 points or 0.05 percent to 5,559.40, off a low of 5,552.00. The...

The China stock market ticked higher again on Thursday, one session after it had ended the two-day winning streak in which it had advanced almost 40 points or 1.3 percent. The Shanghai Composite Index now rests just beneath the 2,995-point plateau, and the market may continue to spin its wheels on Friday. The...

The winning streak has hit three sessions for the Taiwan stock market, which has picked up almost 85 points or 0.9 percent along the way. The Taiwan Stock Exchange settled just above the 9,075-point plateau, although the rally may stall on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets continues...

The Singapore stock market on Thursday snapped the modest two-day winning streak in which it had collected almost a dozen points or 0.4 percent. The Straits times Index now rests just beneath the 2,920-point plateau, and the market is looking at another narrow trading range on Friday. The global forecast...

The Malaysia stock market has alternated between positive and negative finishes through the last four trading days since the end of the four-day losing streak in which it had given away almost 15 points or 0.9 percent. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index settled just beneath the 1,660-point plateau, and...

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