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Asian-Market-100912_28Jul14.jpg Asian stock markets are mostly trading higher on Tuesday with investors indulging in some cautious buying ahead of Wednesday's monetary policy statement from the U.S. Federal Reserve. Investors are also tracking the latest batch of earnings reports and economic data from the region for some direction.

The Japanese stock market is trading higher on Tuesday, with investors reacting positively to some upbeat earnings news and a mixed batch of economic data. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index is up 66.8 points or 0.4 percent at 15,596.2, after advancing to 15,629.9 earlier. Nippon Telegraph & Telephone...

The Thai stock market has finished lower now ion two straight sessions, although it has given up just 5 points or 0.4 percent in that span. The Stock Exchange of Thailand settled just below the 1,540-point plateau, and the market may take further damage on Tuesday. The global forecast for the Asian...

The Australian stock market is trading subdued on Tuesday, tracking the overnight flat close on Wall Street. Activity is a bit stock specific, with investors looking ahead to quarterly earnings reports for some direction. The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index is down 0.7 points at 5,576.7. The broader All...

The Hong Kong stock market has closed to the upside now in five straight trading days, surging more than 1,050 points or 4.2 percent en route to a fresh three-year closing high. The Hang Seng Index finished just above the 24,425-point plateau, although investors are overdue to lock in gains on Tuesday. The...

The China stock market has finished higher now in five straight sessions, surging more than 120 points or 6 percent in that span. The Shanghai Composite Index closed just above the 2,175-point plateau, although the market is expected to see profit taking on Tuesday. The global forecast for the Asian...

The Taiwan stock market has finished lower now in two straight trading days, retreating almost 110 points or 1.1 percent along the way. The Taiwan Stock Exchange settled just above the 9,420-point plateau, and now the market may be stuck in neutral on Tuesday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

Ahead of Monday's holiday for Eid-ul-Fitri, the Singapore stock market had finally snapped the eight-day winning streak in which it had climbed more than 60 points or 1.8 percent. The Straits Times Index settled just above the 3,350-point plateau, and now the market figures to be rangebound on Tuesday. The...

The South Korea stock market has finished higher now in back-to-back sessions, advancing more than 20 points or 1 percent en route to an eight-month closing high. The KOSPI closed just below the 2,050-point plateau, and the market figures to remain in that neighborhood on Tuesday. The global forecast...

Indian shares fell modestly on Monday, with the broader Nifty index closing at its lowest level in a week, as investors took some profits in recent outperformers ahead of a market holiday tomorrow and the Reserve Bank of India's upcoming monetary policy review on August 3. The stock exchanges will remain...

Asian-Markets2_28Jul14.jpg Asian stocks ended mixed on Monday, as weak cues from the U.S. and European markets offset growing investor confidence in China's economy. With geopolitical concerns persisting and the U.S. Federal Reserve's two-day polity meeting getting underway this week, underlying sentiment remained somewhat cautious....

Indian shares opened slightly lower on Monday ahead of a market holiday tomorrow on account of Ramzan Id and the expiry of derivative contracts due on Thursday. The other Asian markets are turning in a mixed performance, with Chinese and Hong Kong shares rallying on positive industrial profits data,...

Asian-Markets1_27Jul14.jpg Despite a weak lead from Wall Street, Asian stock markets are mostly trading higher on Monday with investors reacting to corporate earnings reports from the region. However, amid lingering concerns about the situation in Ukraine and the Middle East, the overall mood is somewhat cautious.

Indian shares are seen opening flat to slightly lower on Monday amid mixed global cues. With FIIs remaining net buyers in Indian equities and monsoon rains recovering well in the past two weeks, investors now await cues from the Reserve Bank of India's upcoming monetary policy review meeting slated for...

After opening on a weak note on Wall Street cues and a slightly stronger yen, the Japanese stock market recovered on Monday, with investors picking up stocks on the back of some encouraging corporate earnings news. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index, which declined to around 15,425 in early trades, is...