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The Singapore stock market on Wednesday halted the two-day losing streak in which it had given away more than a dozen points or 0.4 percent along the way. The Straits Times Index now rests just above the 3,120-point plateau, although the market may see renewed selling pressure again on Thursday. The...

The Malaysia stock market bounced higher again on Wednesday, one session after it had snapped the two-day winning streak in which it had collected almost 5 points or 0.3 percent. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index new rests just beneath the 1,710-point plateau, although the market may head south again...

The win streak has hit three days for the South Korea stock market, which has gathered almost 25 points or 1.2 percent in that span. The KOSPI now rests just above the 2,105-point plateau, although investors may cash in on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is soft, thanks to profit...

Indian shares rose for a fifth consecutive session on Wednesday, as a record rally in index heavyweight Reliance Industries helped outweigh weakness in the IT sector. The benchmark S&P BSE Sensex gained 103.12 points or 0.36 percent to finish at 28,864.71. The broader Nifty index finished up 19.05...

stock-market-8_22Feb17.jpg Most Asian stocks rose on Wednesday, even as gains remained capped ahead of the minutes from the Fed's Jan. 30-Feb. 1 meeting, due to be released later in the day. The minutes may provide more insight on the probability of a March interest rate hike, with traders putting their rate hike odds for March...

Indian shares opened higher on Wednesday to extend gains for the fifth straight session as Reliance Industries shares rose sharply, a day after Reliance Jio Infocomm chairman Mukesh Ambani announced new tariff plans, including 20 percent more data than any rival from April. The benchmark Sensex was...

Asianmarkets-111914_21Feb17.jpg Asian stock markets are mostly higher on Wednesday following the positive cues overnight from Wall Street. However, gains are modest as investors turned cautious ahead of the release of the U.S. Federal Reserve minutes later in the day. The Federal Reserve minutes are expected to provide more insight on the probability of an interest rate increase at the Fed's March meeting.

Indian shares are seen opening flat to slightly higher on Wednesday, a day after benchmark indexes Sensex and Nifty eked out modest gains to hit their highest level since September. Asian markets are mostly higher this morning after U.S. stocks rose again to reach fresh record closing highs overnight...

The Thai stock market on Tuesday wrote a finish to the four-day winning streak in which it had gathered just 6 points or 0.4 percent. The Stock Exchange of Thailand now rests just beneath the 1,565-point plateau, although the market may find renewed support on Wednesday. The global forecast for the...

The Japanese stock market is modestly lower on Wednesday in choppy trade even as a relatively weaker yen lifted exporters' shares. In late-morning trades, the benchmark Nikkei 225 Index is losing 47.87 points or 0.25 percent to 19,333.57, after rising to a high of 19,419.22 in early trades. Among...

The Indonesia stock market headed south again on Tuesday, one session after it had ended the three-day slide in which it had surrendered almost 60 points or 1.2 percent. The Jakarta Composite Index now rests just above the 5,340-point plateau, although the market may find renewed support on Wednesday. The...

The Australian stock market is edging higher in choppy trade on Wednesday, with several blue-chip stocks going ex-dividend. Investors are also digesting mixed corporate earnings results. In late-morning trades, the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 Index is adding 6.00 points or 0.10 percent to 5,797.00, after...

The Hong Kong stock market has finished lower in two of three trading days since the end of the two-day winning streak in which it had collected more than 300 points or 1.2 percent. The Hang Seng Index now rests just above the 23,960-point plateau, although the market may bounce higher again on Wednesday. The...

The China stock market has finished higher in two straight sessions, gathering more than 50 points or 1.6 percent along the way. The Shanghai Composite Index now rests above the 3,250-point plateau, and the market may see further upside again on Wednesday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The Taiwan stock market has moved higher in two of three trading days since the end of the two-day slide in which it had slipped 40 points or 0.4 percent. The Taiwan Stock Exchange now rests just beneath the 9,765-point plateau, and the market may move higher again on Wednesday. The global forecast...

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