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India's benchmark indexes Sensex and Nifty rose to over one-week highs on Tuesday, with metal, auto, banking and power stocks pacing the gainers, after the government on Monday decided to bring about an ordinance to resolve the uncertainty stemming from the Supreme Court's decision to cancel 214 coal...

Asian-Markets2_21Oct14.jpg Asian stocks parred early gains to end mixed on Tuesday, as concerns over sluggish economic growth in China and the risk of deflation in Europe kept traders on tenterhooks. Risk-averse investors also pondered over timing and extent of policy tightening in the U.S. ahead of the Federal Open Market Committee...

Indian shares opened higher on Tuesday, adding to the previous session's strong rally, after the government announced fresh reform measures opening the door for e-auction of coal mines and future commercial mining. The Asian markets are turning in a mixed performance after rallying sharply the day before....

Asian-Markets2_20Oct14.jpg Asian stock markets are turning in a mixed performance on Tuesday, with investors digesting some crucial economic data out of China. Though Wall Street ended higher overnight, extending the previous session's gains, buying interest in Asian markets remain somewhat subdued today.

The Indian markets are set to open higher on Tuesday, with coal, power, cement and steel stocks likely to remain in focus, after the government on Monday decided to bring about an ordinance to resolve the uncertainty stemming from the Supreme Court's decision to cancel 214 coal blocks and carry out reforms...

The Thai 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 5 points or 0.3 percent. The Stock Exchange of Thailand closed just above the 1,525-point plateau, although the market is expected to reverse those losses...

The Japanese stock market is trading lower on Tuesday, with investors pressing some sales after Monday's splendid upmove. The mood is cautious ahead of the release of China's industrial production and GDP data. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index is down 84.7 points or 0.6 percent at 15,026.5, after having...

The Indonesia stock market has finished higher now in two straight sessions, climbing almost 90 points or 1.8 percent along the way. The Jakarta Composite Index settled just above the 5,040-point plateau, and the market is predicted to open higher again on Tuesday. The global forecast for the Asian...

After opening notably higher on Wall Street cues, the Australian stock market has pared some gains on Tuesday, with investors looking ahead to some crucial economic data out of China. The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index, which rose to 5,344.5 earlier, is currently at 5,322.8, up just 3.4 points from previous...

The Hong Kong stock market has finished higher now in consecutive trading days, advancing almost 170 points or 0.8 percent along the way. The Hang Seng Index closed just above the 23,070-point plateau, and the market draws a firm open again on Tuesday. The global forecast for the Asian markets remains...

The China stock market on Monday snapped the two-day losing streak in which it had retreated more than 30 points or 1.3 percent. The Shanghai Composite Index settled just above the 2,355-point plateau, and now the market's direction Tuesday likely will be determined by some key economic data. China...

The Taiwan stock market on Monday halted the three-day losing streak in which it had plummeted more than 250 points or 3 percent. The Taiwan Stock Exchange settled just above the 8,660-point plateau, and now the market is expected to open higher again on Tuesday. The global forecast for the Asian...

The Singapore stock market has finished higher in back-to-back sessions, collecting more than 25 points or 0.8 percent along the way. The Straits Times Index closed just above the 3,180-point plateau, and the market may track higher again on Tuesday. The global forecast for the Asian markets remains...

The Malaysia stock market has tracked to the upside in consecutive trading days, advancing more than 35 points or 1.9 percent along the way. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index settled just above the 1,800-point plateau, and the market is expected to open in the green again on Tuesday. The global forecast...

The South Korea stock market on Monday wrote a finish to the three-day slide in which it had tumbled almost 30 points or 1.5 percent. The KOSPI closed just above the 1,930-point plateau, and the market draws a positive open again on Tuesday. The global forecast for the Asian markets remains positive...