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Indian shares ended a choppy session largely unchanged on Friday after the previous session's big sell-off. While markets downplayed supply threat from Yemen, apprehensions that the battle will probably escalate into a regional war kept investors cautious ahead of long holidays next week. The markets...

Asian-Markets2_27Mar15.jpg Asian stocks turned in a mixed performance on Friday as the ongoing conflict in Yemen and lackluster Japanese inflation and household spending data kept investors' risk appetite in check. While markets downplayed supply threat from Yemen, apprehensions that the battle will probably escalate into a regional...

The markets kicked off April series on a positive note as investors veered around to the view that the ongoing conflict in Yemen will not have much of an impact on oil supply unless the battle escalates into a deeper regional conflict. While U.S. stocks fell for a fourth straight session on Thursday,...

Asian-Markets2_26Mar15.jpg Asian stock markets are turning in a mixed performance on Friday, with investors treading cautiously on geopolitical concerns and as they digest mixed economic data from Japan.

Indian shares may open largely unchanged on Friday as Asian stocks steadied after big losses the day before. Analysts do not expect the conflict in Yemen to have much of an impact on oil supply, but the situation could change if the battle escalates into a deeper regional conflict. Yemen is relatively...

The Japanese stock market recovered from a weak start and bounced back into positive territory on Friday, as investors went on bargain hunting after the previous session's losses. In late-morning trades, the benchmark Nikkei 225 index is adding 113.84 points or 0.58 percent to 19,584.96, after opening...

The Australian stock market rebounded on Friday from the more than three-month lows touched in the previous session, led by energy stocks on the back of higher crude oil prices. In late-morning trades, the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 Index is up 36.40 points or 0.62 percent to 5,915.50, off a high of 5,930.00...

The Hong Kong stock market has alternated between positive and negative finishes through the last five trading days since the end of the two-day winning streak in which it had climbed almost 570 points or 2.3 percent. The Hang Seng Index closed just below the 24,500-point plateau, and now the market...

The China stock market bounced higher again on Thursday, one session after it had finally halted the 10-day winning streak in which it had surged more than 400 points or 11 percent. The Shanghai Composite Index finished just above the 3,680-point plateau, although the market is looking at a soft start...

The Taiwan stock market has finished lower now in three straight trading days, giving away more than 140 points or 1.5 percent along the way. The Taiwan Stock Exchange closed just below the 9,620-point plateau, and the market may take further damage on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The Singapore stock market has closed higher in three straight sessions, collecting more than 20 points or 0.7 percent along the way. The Straits Times Index finished just above the 3,430-point plateau, although the market draws a lower open on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets remains...

The Malaysia stock market gave up less than a single point on Thursday, but that was enough to halt the two-day winning streak in which it had advanced almost 25 points or 1.4 percent. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index remained just below the 1,820-point plateau, and the losses may accelerate on Friday. The...

The South Korea stock market on Thursday halted the modest two-day winning streak in which it had added just 6 points or 0.3 percent. The KOSPI settled just above the 2,020-point plateau, and the market is poised to take further damage on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets remains soft,...

Indian shares fell for a seventh consecutive session on Thursday, with key benchmark indexes tumbling over 2 percent to hit 10-week lows, after Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies started bombing rebel targets in Yemen. A weaker dollar and fresh concerns of supply disruptions drove oil prices up...

AsianMarket-112614_26Mar15.jpg The Asian markets fell broadly on Thursday after U.S. stocks suffered their third straight session of declines overnight due to losses in technology and biotech shares. A dearth of economic data and concerns about the political situation in Yemen also kept investors on edge, while the dollar continued...

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