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Indian shares posted strong gains on Friday, with rate-sensitive stocks leading the rally, amid bets the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will deliver a widely expected interest rate cut, when it unveils its credit policy on Tuesday. Investors also awaited GDP data due out later in the day for further direction....

Asian-Markets2_29May15.jpg Asian shares closed on a mixed note on Friday as Chinese stocks swung widely in volatile trade after the previous session's sharp sell-off. While Australian shares rallied on the back of strong performance by banks and miners, the major markets elsewhere across the region showed lackluster movements...

The Indian markets opened modestly higher on Friday as investors look forward to the release of fourth-quarter GDP data due out later in the day. Global cues remain sluggish, with the U.S. markets falling slightly overnight on concerns over Greece and amid the release of mixed earnings reports, while...

Asian-Markets1_28May15.jpg Asian stock markets are exhibiting a mixed trend on Friday following the negative lead overnight from Wall Street and amid ongoing uncertainty about the situation in Greece. Meanwhile, higher commodity prices boosted resource stocks.

The Indian markets are likely to open slightly lower on Friday, mirroring weak global markets. Amid a lack of fresh triggers, investors await GDP data for the fourth quarter due out later today and the upcoming RBI policy meet on June 2 for further direction. On the earnings front, Coal India missed...

The Japanese stock market is swinging between gains and losses on Friday, with investors treading cautiously after ten straight days of gains. The overnight soft close on Wall Street and mixed batch of local economic data are contributing to the sluggishness in the market. While inflation rose slightly...

The Australian stock market shrugged off weak cues overnight from Wall Street and opened higher on Friday, led by gains in banking stocks. In addition, higher commodity prices provided a boost to resource stocks. In late-morning trades, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 Index is advancing 68.40 points or 1.20...

The Indian markets fell modestly on Thursday, with the Nifty index closing lower for the fourth straight day, as investors adopted a cautious stance on the eve of the expiry of monthly derivative contracts. The benchmark BSE Sensex ended down 57.95 points or 0.21 percent at 27,506.71, giving up early...

Markets-111714_28May15.jpg Asian stocks closed mostly lower on Thursday, although a slight pause in the dollar and hopes of a Greek debt deal helped to cushion the impact of a major selloff in Chinese and Hong Kong shares. A weak yen and some solid economic data helped drive Japanese stocks to a fresh 15-year high, while Seoul...

Indian shares opened higher on Thursday, with sentiment aided by positive global cues and a further retreat in oil prices overnight. Nevertheless, investors seem to be adopting a cautious stance ahead of today's F&O contract expiry. The Indian rupee also opened marginally higher at Rs 63.93 versus Wednesday's...

Asian-Market-100912_27May15.jpg Asian stock markets are mostly higher on Thursday, tracking the positive lead overnight from Wall Street and on optimism that Greece was on the verge of a rescue deal with its international creditors.

Indian shares are seen opening higher on Thursday, tracking the firm trend in their Asian peers, as worries about Greece receded and oil prices reversed early gains to end down about 3 percent for a second straight day yesterday on concerns over the global supply glut. That said, markets may turn volatile...

The Japanese stock market is higher on Thursday, following the positive cues overnight from Wall Street and as a weaker yen boosted exporter-related stocks. In late-morning trades, the benchmark Nikkei 225 Index is adding 114.12 points or 0.56 percent to 20,586.70, after rising to 20,363.21 earlier. Among...

The Thai stock market on Wednesday snapped the three-day slide in which it had dropped almost 30 points or 2 percent. The Stock Exchange of Thailand settled just above the 1,500-point plateau, and the market may add to its winnings on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is fairly upbeat...

The Indonesia stock market has finished lower in two of three trading days since the end of the five-day winning streak in which it had advanced more than 95 points or 1.7 percent. The Jakarta Composite Index now rests just above the 5,250-point plateau, although the market is called higher again on...

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