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The Australian stock market is advancing for a third straight day on Monday as the first-round results of the French presidential elections came in on expected lines. Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen won the first round of the French presidential election, triggering...

The Hong Kong stock market turned lower again on Friday, one session after it had ended the three-day slide in which it had fallen almost 490 points or 2 percent. The Hang Seng Index now rests just above the 24,040-point plateau and the market may take further damage on Monday. The global forecast...

The China stock market has inched higher in two straight sessions, although it has gathered just a pair of points or 0.1 percent in that span. The Shanghai Composite Index remains just above the 3,170-point plateau, although the market may head south again on Monday. The global forecast for the Asian...

The Taiwan stock market on Friday ended the two-day losing streak in which it had fallen more than 110 points or 1.1 percent. The Taiwan Stock Exchange now rests just above the 9,715-point plateau, although the market figures to turn lower again on Monday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The Singapore stock market has ticked higher in consecutive trading days, gathering more than a dozen points or 0.4 percent along the way. The Straits Times Index now rests just beneath the 3,140-point plateau, although the rally may stall on Monday. The global forecast for the Asian markets continues...

The South Korea stock market has finished higher in back-to-back sessions, gathering more than 25 points or 1.1 percent along the way. The KOSPI now rests just above the 2,165-point plateau although investors may cash out on Monday. The global forecast for the Asian markets continues to be flat to...

Indian shares erased early gains to end a tad lower on Friday ahead of this weekend's French presidential election. The benchmark BSE Sensex ended down 57.09 points or 0.19 percent at 29,365.30, while the broader Nifty index dropped 17 points or 0.19 percent to 9,119.40. Among the prominent decliners,...

Asianmarkets-111914_21Apr17.jpg Asian stocks rose broadly on Friday after the Nasdaq Composite hit record high overnight, buoyed by solid earnings led by American Express and on optimism for a U.S. tax overhaul. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin indicated on Thursday that the Trump administration is close to bringing forward...

Indian shares opened higher on Friday after the Nasdaq Composite hit record high overnight, buoyed by solid earnings led by American Express and on optimism for a U.S. tax overhaul. Other Asian markets also inched higher as the yen weakened and crude prices rose after four days of losses. The...

Asian-Markets1_20Apr17.jpg Asian stock markets are in positive territory on Friday following the overnight rally on Wall Street amid renewed hopes of tax reform in the U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin indicated that the Trump administration plans to unveil a major tax reform plan "very soon".

Indian shares look set to open higher on Friday, mirroring positive global cues amid rising oil prices and on optimism for a U.S. tax overhaul. Asian stocks are broadly higher, the yen weakened and crude prices rose after four days of losses, while gold held steady ahead of this weekend's first round...

The Japanese stock market is notably higher on Friday, with the positive lead from Wall Street and a weaker yen bolstering investor sentiment. In late-morning trades, the benchmark Nikkei 225 Index is adding 145.20 points or 0.79 percent to 18,575.69, off a high of 18,591.82 earlier. The major...

The Thai stock market has moved lower now in four straight sessions, shedding more than 25 points or 1.5 percent along the way. The Stock Exchange of Thailand remains just above the 1,565-point plateau, although the market may stop the bleeding on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The Indonesia stock market turned lower again on Thursday, one session after it had halted the two-day losing streak in which it had surrendered more than 55 points or 1 percent. The Jakarta Composite Index now rests just above the 5,595-point plateau, although it figures to regain its footing on Friday. The...

The Australian stock market is rising on Friday, adding to the gains in the previous session, following the overnight rally on Wall Street and higher iron ore prices. In late-morning trades, the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 Index is adding 33.40 points or 0.57 percent to 5,854.80, off a high of 5,870.40...

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