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markets-111714_15oct18.jpg Asian stocks fell on Monday to extend last week's slide as worries about global trade and higher U.S. interest rates lingered. A growing feud between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of a prominent Saudi journalist also weighed on investors' risk appetite. Chinese shares tumbled to...

Indian shares gave up early gains to trade mixed on Monday. The benchmark BSE Sensex was down 42 points or 0.12 percent at 34,692 after rising over 1 percent last week to snap a five-week losing streak. The broader Nifty index was up 52 points or 0.49 percent at 10,524. The rupee fell in early trade...

asian-mixed2_14oct18.jpg Asian stock markets are mostly lower on Monday despite the positive cues from Wall Street Friday as investors treaded cautiously amid worries about global economic growth and on Saudi Arabia's rising diplomatic tensions with the West following the disappearance as well as suspected murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Crude oil prices also rose in Asian trading.

Indian shares look set to open flat to slightly lower on Monday as investors wait to take cues from company earnings, oil price movements and the direction of rupee. Macro data released over the weekend proved to be a mixed bag, with industrial output rising at a slower pace in August, while retail...

The Japanese stock market is declining on Monday as investors shrugged off the positive cues from Wall Street Friday. Worries about trade tensions and rising interest rates, in addition to a stronger yen, weighed on sentiment. The benchmark Nikkei 225 Index is losing 315.54 points or 1.39 percent...

The Indonesia stock market bounced higher again on Friday, one session after ending the three-day winning streak in which it had climbed almost 90 points or 1.6 percent. The Jakarta Composite Index now rests just above the 5,755-point plateau and it may add to its winnings on Monday. The global forecast...

The Australian stock market is notably lower on Monday with stocks lower across the board, despite the positive cues from Wall Street on Friday and a rebound in commodity prices. Lingering worries about U.S.-China trade tensions and global economic growth weighed on sentiment. In late-morning trades,...

The Hong Kong stock market has finished higher in three straight sessions, advancing more than 620 points or 2.4 percent along the way. The Hang Seng Index now rests just above the 25,800-point plateau and it's tipped to open in the green again on Monday. The global forecast for the oversold Asian...

The China stock market bounced higher again on Friday, one session after it had snapped the two-day winning streak in which it had added almost 10 points or 0.4 percent. The Shanghai Composite Index now rests just above the 2,600-point plateau and it may extend its gains on Monday. The global forecast...

The Taiwan stock market has finished higher in two of three trading days since the end of the five-day losing streak in which it had surrendered nearly 600 points or 5.5 percent. The Taiwan Stock Exchange now rests just above the 10,040-point plateau and it's expected to see another green light again...

The Singapore stock market on Friday ended the six-day losing streak in which it had plummeted more than 220 points or 7 percent. The Straits Times Index now rests just beneath the 3,070-point plateau and it's tipped to open in the green again on Monday. The global forecast for the oversold Asian...

The Malaysia stock market on Friday wrote a finish to the seven-day losing streak in which it had tumbled more than 90 points or 5.1 percent. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index now rests just above the 1,730-point plateau and it's looking at another solid lead on Monday. The global forecast for the...

The South Korea stock market on Friday ended the eight-day losing streak in which it had plummeted more than 225 points or 10 percent to an 18-month closing low. The KOSPI now rests just above the 2,160-point plateau and it's expected to add to its winnings on Monday. The global forecast for the oversold...

Indian shares rebounded on Friday to post their biggest single-day intraday gain in over two years as a recovery in rupee and tumbling oil prices helped ease investors' concerns surrounding inflation and the twin deficits. The BSE Sensex surged over 800 points to hit an intra-day high of 34,808.42...

stock-market-500_12oct18.jpg Asian stocks rebounded on Friday after recent heavy losses, as investors cheered media reports suggesting that the U.S. Treasury Department has not labeled China as a currency manipulator in an internal report. Sentiment was also bolstered after data showed Chinese exports have held up well so far...

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