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Indian shares fell on Thursday as traders returned to their desks after a holiday on Wednesday on account of Independence Day. Global cues were mixed and the rupee extended recent losses to hit a record low of 70.39 against the dollar, keeping investors nervous. Weak trade balance data also dented...

asiancommentary-aug16.jpg Asian stocks ended mostly lower on Thursday, although markets ended well off their day's lows after China said it has accepted an invitation from the U.S. for a new round of trade talks to be held in late August. China's Ministry of Commerce said that a Chinese delegation led by vice commerce minister...

Indian shares opened modestly lower on Thursday as weak trade balance data and concerns about Turkey's financial crisis overshadowed positive developments in U.S.-China trade talks. The benchmark BSE Sensex was down 133 points or 0.35 percent at 37,718 in early trade while the broader Nifty index...

asian-markets1_15aug18.jpg Asian stock markets are mostly lower on Thursday following the negative cues from Wall Street amid worries about Turkey's financial crisis and an economic showdown in China. However, the markets have pared steep losses after China said it has accepted an invitation from the U.S. for a new round of trade talks to be held in late August.

Indian shares look set to open lower on Thursday as the Turkish lira resumed its slide and official data showed a sharp rise in the crude oil bill led to India's trade deficit widening to a 62-month high in July. The trade deficit increased to $18.02 billion from $16.61 billion in June, despite a...

The Thai stock market has finished lower in three straight sessions, sliding more than 45 points or 2.7 percent along the way. The Stock Exchange of Thailand now rests just above the 1,675-point plateau and it's looking at another soft start again on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The Japanese stock market has pared losses after opening sharply lower on Thursday following the negative cues overnight from Wall Street, weak commodity prices and a stronger yen. The benchmark Nikkei 225 Index is down 43.96 points or 0.20 percent to 22,160.26, after falling to a low of 21,871.70...

The Indonesia stock market on Wednesday snapped the two-day slide in which it had plummeted more than 300 points or 5 percent. The Jakarta Composite Index now rests just above the 5,815-point plateau although it's tipped to see renewed selling pressure on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian...

The Australian stock market is declining on Thursday following the negative cues overnight from Wall Street and weak commodity prices. Investors are also cautious as they digested mixed local corporate earnings results and looked ahead to the release of Australia's unemployment data for July later in...

The Hong Kong stock market has moved lower in four consecutive trading days, tumbling more than 1,230 points or 4.7 percent along the way. The Hang Seng Index now rests just above the 27,320-point plateau and it's called to open under pressure again on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The China stock market has finished lower in three straight sessions, tumbling more than 70 points or 2.7 percent along the way. The Shanghai Composite Index now rests just above the 2,720-point plateau and the losing streak is expected to continue on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The Taiwan stock market headed south again on Wednesday, one session after it had ended the three-day losing streak in which it had surrendered more than 330 points or 3 percent. The Taiwan Stock Exchange now rests just above the 10,715-point plateau and it figures to open in the red again on Thursday. The...

The Singapore stock market has moved lower in five straight sessions, sliding almost 90 points or 2.7 percent along the way. The Straits Times Index now rests just beneath the 3,235-point plateau and it's line for further damage on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is soft thanks...

The Malaysia stock market has tracked higher in back-to-back trading days, gathering just a pair of points in that span. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index now rests just above the 1,785-point plateau although it's expected to run out of steam on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is...

Ahead of Wednesday's holiday for Liberation Day, the South Korea stock market had halted the two-day slide in which it had fallen more than 55 points or 2.5 percent. The KOSPI now rests just beneath the 2,260-point plateau although it figures to head south again on Thursday. The global forecast for...

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