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Indian shares ended on a positive note Wednesday to snap a two-day losing streak as investors took trade tensions in their stride and looked ahead to the Bank of England and OPEC meetings for direction. Stocks bounced back across Asia and Europe after China's central bank suggested in a working paper...

stock-market-9_20jun18.jpg Asian stocks recovered from early losses to close mostly higher on Wednesday as investors took trade tensions in stride and looked ahead to the Bank of England monetary policy meeting on Thursday and Friday's OPEC meeting for directional cues. Chinese stocks closed higher after the People's Bank...

Indian shares opened modestly higher on Wednesday, shrugging off weak global cues as trade worries persisted and investors looked ahead to OPEC's crucial meeting on Friday for direction. The benchmark BSE Sensex was up 110 points or 0.31 percent at 35,397 in early trade after falling around 0.8 percent...

asianmarkets-111914_19jun18.jpg Asian stock markets are mostly higher on Wednesday, rebounding from sharp losses in the previous session after rising trade tensions between the U.S. and China spooked investors. Crude oil prices also recovered after falling overnight, while the U.S. dollar stabilized. The Australian market is advancing, while the Japanese market is modestly lower.

Indian shares may open largely unchanged on Wednesday as U.S.-China trade spat continued and oil edged up in early Asian trading on API data showing a drop in U.S. commercial crude inventories. With Iran signaling that OPEC may fail to agree on output limits, production policy is likely to dominate...

The Thai stock market has finished lower in five straight sessions, surrendering almost 90 points or 5.3 percent along the way. The Stock Exchange of Thailand now rests just beneath the 1,640-point plateau and the losing streak is expected to continue on Wednesday. The global forecast for the Asian...

The Japanese stock market is modestly lower on Wednesday, paring initial losses, as investors shrugged off the negative cues overnight from Wall Street amid escalating trade tensions between the U.S. and China. In addition, a weaker yen bolstered sentiment. The benchmark Nikkei 225 Index is down 13.96...

Ahead of the long break for Eid-ul-Fitr, the Indonesia stock market had moved lower in two of three trading days since the end pf the two-day winning streak in which it had picked up more than 100 points or 1.6 percent. The Jakarta Composite Index now rests just beneath the 6,000-point plateau and it's...

The Australian stock market is advancing on Wednesday despite lower commodity prices and the weak cues overnight from Wall Street amid rising trade tensions between the U.S. and China. Banks and oil stocks are among the leading gainers. In late-morning trades, the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 Index is adding...

The Hong Kong stock market has finished lower in four straight sessions, plummeting almost 1,650 points or 5 percent along the way. The Hang Send Index now rests just beneath the 29,470-point plateau and it may take further damage on Wednesday. The global forecast for the Asian markets remains broadly...

The China stock market has finished lower in four consecutive trading days, surrendering almost 175 points or 5.8 percent along the way. The Shanghai Composite Index now rests just above the 2,900-point plateau and it's looking at another negative lead for Wednesday. The global forecast for the Asian...

The Taiwan stock market has alternated between positive and negative finishes through the last four 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 10,900-point plateau and it figures to...

The Singapore stock market has moved lower in five straight sessions, surrendering almost 140 points or 4.3 percent along the way. The Straits Times Index now rests just above the 3,300-point plateau and it's expected to extend its losses on Wednesday. The global forecast for the Asian markets remains...

The Malaysia stock market has finished lower in seven straight sessions, tumbling more than 70 points or 4 percent in that span. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index now rests just above the 1,715-point plateau and it's tipped to open under pressure again on Wednesday. The global forecast for the Asian...

The South Korea stock market has moved lower in five straight sessions, plummeting almost 135 points or 5.5 percent along the way. The KOSPI now rests just above the 2,340-point plateau and it's looking at another soft start again on Wednesday. The global forecast for the Asian markets remains broadly...

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