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Indian shares closed lower on Thursday and bond yields fell as fears of a global trade war persisted and RBI's June meeting minutes gave no indication of rate action going forward. The benchmark BSE Sensex ended the session down 114.94 points or 0.32 percent at 35,432.39 while the broader Nifty index...

asianmarkets-111914_21jun18.jpg Asian stocks finished on a mixed note Thursday as traders waited for Friday's OPEC meeting and new developments on global trade. Speculation of imminent monetary policy easing in China helped to limit overall losses to some extent. Chinese shares hit a two-year closing low as trade war woes overshadowed...

Indian shares gave up early gains to turn flat on Thursday as investors digested the minutes of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting held between June 4 and 6 and looked ahead to Friday's OPEC meeting for directional cues. The benchmark BSE Sensex was trading flat at 35,542 in early trade,...

asian-markets2_20jun18.jpg Asian stock markets are mostly higher on Thursday with Australia and New Zealand leading the gainers, following the mostly positive cues overnight from Wall Street and reflecting the absence of fresh developments in U.S.-China trade tensions. The Japanese market recovered after a weak start and is modestly higher. Crude oil prices slipped in Asian trades after rising almost 2 percent overnight.

Indian shares may open largely unchanged on Thursday after Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian has decided to quit the job for entirely personal reasons and an internal report produced by PNB officials revealed systematic lapses far beyond a few rogue employees. Meanwhile, the minutes of the...

The Thai stock market on Wednesday snapped the five-day losing streak in which it had tumbled almost 90 points or 5.3 percent. The Stock Exchange of Thailand now rests just beneath the 1,665-point plateau and it's expected to open higher again on Thursday. The global forecast for the oversold Asian...

The Japanese stock market recovered after a weak start and is modestly higher on Thursday following the mostly positive lead overnight from Wall Street and on a weaker yen. The absence of fresh developments in the U.S.-China trade war also boosted investor sentiment. The benchmark Nikkei 225 Index...

Separated by the long break for Eid-ul-Fitr, the Indonesia stock market has moved lower in two straight sessions, plummeting more than 220 points or 3.7 percent along the way. The Jakarta Composite Index now rests just beneath the 5,885-point plateau although it may find traction on Thursday. The...

The Australian stock market is extending gains on Thursday from the previous session, following the mostly positive cues overnight from Wall Street and reflecting the absence of any new developments in the U.S.-China trade spat. In late-morning trades, the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 Index is adding 46.20...

The Hong Kong stock market on Wednesday ended the four-day losing streak in which it had given away almost 1,650 points or 5 percent. The Hang Send Index now rests just beneath the 29,700-point plateau and it may find additional support on Thursday. The global forecast for the oversold Asian markets...

The China stock market on Wednesday halted the four-day losing streak in which it had stumbled almost 175 points or 5.8 percent. The Shanghai Composite Index now rests just above the 2,915-point plateau and it may find continued support on Thursday. The global forecast for the oversold Asian markets...

The Taiwan stock market has alternated between positive and negative finishes through the last five trading days since the end of the three-day slide in which it had retreated more than 105 points or 0.9 percent. The Taiwan Stock Exchange now rests just above the 10,925-point plateau and it's called...

The Singapore stock market on Wednesday snapped the five-day slide in which it had surrendered almost 140 points or 4.3 percent. The Straits Times Index now rests just above the 3,315-point plateau and it may add to its winnings on Thursday. The global forecast for the oversold Asian markets is cautiously...

The Malaysia stock market has moved lower in eight straight sessions, tumbling more than 75 points or 4.3 percent in that span. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index now rests just beneath the 1,710-point plateau although it may stop the bleeding on Thursday. The global forecast for the oversold Asian...

The South Korea stock market on Wednesday finally ended the losing streak that had reached five days, plummeting almost 135 points or 5.5 percent along the way. The KOSPI now rests just above the 2,360-point plateau and it may tick higher again on Thursday. The global forecast for the oversold Asian...

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