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Indian shares tumbled on Friday amid panic selling and the rupee breached the 65 per dollar level to hit its lowest level since April 5, tracking muted global cues. While North Korea threatened to test a nuclear weapon on an "unprecedented scale" in the Pacific Ocean, S&P Global Ratings downgraded...

sharelower2-092217.jpg Asian stocks fell broadly on Friday as rising geopolitical tensions between the United States and North Korea as well as a rating downgrade to China's credit rating sent investors scurrying towards safe-haven assets such as gold, the Japanese yen and the Swiss franc. Geopolitical worries intensified...

Indian shares fell notably in early trade Friday after North Korea's foreign minister Ri Yong Ho said the country could consider a nuclear test on an "unprecedented scale" in the Pacific Ocean in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's latest threat to destroy the rogue nation. Investors also digested...

Asianmarkets-111914_21Sep17.jpg Asian stock markets, with the exception of Australia, are in negative territory on Friday amid renewed worries about North Korea after South Korea's Yonhap News Agency quoted North Korea's foreign minister as saying that his country may conduct a hydrogen bomb test in the Pacific Ocean.

Indian shares look set to open lower on Friday amid fresh geopolitical worries after North Korea's foreign minister warned the country could test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's latest threat to destroy the rogue nation. Asian stocks are broadly lower...

The Japanese stock market drifted into negative territory on Friday after opening higher, as a stronger yen weighed on exporters' shares. Renewed concerns about North Korea also weighed on investor sentiment after South Korea's Yonhap News Agency quoted North Korea's foreign minister as saying that...

The Thai stock market has ticked lower in back-to-back sessions, easing just over 2 points or 0.1 percent along the way. The Stock Exchange of Thailand remains just above the 1,670-point plateau although it may be stuck in neutral on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is soft due to...

The Australian stock market is advancing on Friday after three straight days of losses, shrugging off the weak cues overnight from Wall Street. Banks and telecom stocks are among the leading gainers. In late-morning trades, the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 Index is adding 9.80 points or 0.17 percent to 5,665.20,...

The Hong Kong stock market has finished lower in two of the last three trading days since the end of the two-day winning streak in which it had gathered more than 380 points or 1.4 percent. The Hang Seng Index now rests just above the 28,110-point plateau, and it may extend its losses on Friday. The...

The China stock market has alternated between positive and negative finishes through the last four trading days since the end of the two-day slide in which it had fallen more than 30 points or 0.9 percent. The Shanghai Composite Index now rests just above the 3,355-point plateau and it's looking at another...

The Taiwan stock market on Thursday snapped the two-day slide in which it had fallen more than 110 points or 1 percent. The Taiwan Stock Exchange now rests just beneath the 10,580-point plateau although it figures to head south again on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is soft due...

The Singapore stock market has finished lower in three straight sessions, tumbling almost 30 points or 0.9 percent along the way. The Straits Times Index now rests just beneath the 3,215-point plateau and it may extend its losses on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is soft due to...

The South Korea stock market has fallen lower in three straight trading days, sliding more than a dozen points or 0.5 percent along the way. The KOSPI now rests just above the 2,405-point plateau and it may take further damage on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is soft due to concerns...

Indian shares ended slightly lower on Thursday and the rupee weakened to over 11-week low against the dollar following resolutely hawkish signals from the U.S. Federal Reserve. The Fed signaled another rate hike this year and said it would begin shrinking its $4.5 trillion balance sheet starting October. The...

marketdown1-092117.jpg Asian stocks ended mostly lower on Thursday and the dollar strengthened after the U.S. Federal Reserve struck a hawkish tone by signaling another rate hike this year. The Fed also announced that it would begin shrinking its $4.5 trillion balance sheet starting October. The dollar hit a two-month...

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