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Indian markets remain closed on Thursday on account of Dussehra. Benchmark indexes Sensex and the Nifty fell sharply on Wednesday to snap a three-session winning streak, with both indexes falling over 1 percent amid liquidity concerns. The rupee also surrendered initial gains to end the session...

asiancommentary-aug20_17oct18.jpg Asian stock markets are mostly lower on Thursday following the modest losses overnight on Wall Street in a choppy session after minutes of the Federal Reserve's latest monetary policy meeting showed broad consensus for further interest rate hikes on the back of robust economic growth and strong labor market conditions.

The Japanese stock market is losing ground on Thursday in a choppy session despite a weaker yen, following the modest losses overnight on Wall Street after the Federal Reserve's minutes of its monetary policy meeting showed broad consensus for further rate hikes. Investors also digested data that...

The Thai stock market on Wednesday snapped the modest two-day winning streak in which it had picked up almost 15 points or 0.9 percent. The Stock Exchange of Thailand now rests just above the 1,695-point plateau and it's looking at another soft start again on Thursday. The global forecast for the...

The Indonesia stock market has climbed higher in back-to-back trading days, advancing more than 140 points or 2.3 percent along the way. The Jakarta Composite Index now rests just beneath the 5,870-point plateau although the rally may stall on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets suggests...

The Australian stock market is declining on Thursday following the modest losses overnight on Wall Street in a choppy session after minutes of the Federal Reserve's latest monetary policy meeting indicated at more interest rate hikes moving forward. Gains by miners were more than offset by weakness in...

Ahead of Wednesday's holiday for the Chung Yeung Festival, the Hong Kong stock market had bounced higher again - one session after halting the three-day winning streak in which it had advanced more than 620 points or 2.4 percent. The Hang Seng Index now rests just above the 25,460-point plateau and it...

The China stock market on Wednesday halted the two-day losing streak in which it had retreated more than 60 points or 2.3 percent. The Shanghai Composite Index now rests just above the 2,560-point plateau although it's expected to turn lower again on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The Taiwan stock market has alternated between positive and negative finishes through the last six 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 beneath the 9,980-point plateau and the losses...

The Singapore stock market on Wednesday halted the two-day slide in which it had fallen almost 40 points or 1.3 percent. The Straits Times Index now rests just above the 3,070-point plateau although it may head south again on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets suggests mild consolidation...

The Malaysia stock market has moved higher in back-to-back sessions, gathering almost a dozen points or 0.7 percent along the way. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index now rests just above the 1,740-point plateau although it may spin its wheels on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets suggests...

The South Korea stock market moved higher on Wednesday for the first time this week, bouncing higher after Tuesday's flat reading and Monday's soft landing. The KOSPI now rests just above the 2,165-point plateau although it may turn lower again on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

Indian shares fell sharply on Wednesday to snap a three-session winning streak. Markets opened on a strong note but failed to sustain early gains, as liquidity concerns resurfaced and traders adopted a cautious stance ahead of Reliance Industries' second-quarter earnings results, due later in the...

stock-market-9_17oct18.jpg Asian stocks climbed on Wednesday after U.S. shares posted their biggest gain in six months overnight following strong earnings from major financial and health care companies as well as encouraging reports on the U.S. economy. Chinese shares closed higher ahead of third-quarter GDP and September activity...

Indian shares opened on a strong note Wednesday and the rupee hit a two-week high of 73.41 per dollar in early trade as optimism about the ongoing earnings season helped investors shrug off concerns surrounding global growth and geopolitical tensions. The benchmark BSE Sensex was up 282 points or...

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