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Asianmarkets-112014_07Feb16.jpg Most of the Asian stock markets are closed on Monday for the Lunar New Year holiday. Among the few markets that are open, the Australian and Japanese markets have pared their initial losses. Both the markets opened lower following the negative lead from Wall Street on disappointing U.S. employment data for the month of January as well as the tumble in crude oil prices.

Indian shares are seen opening a tad lower after steep losses on Wall Street Friday. Japan's Nikkei index was down 0.2 percent after falling as much as 1.5 percent in early trade and Australia's All Ordinaries index was moving down 0.3 percent, while major markets elsewhere in China, Hong Kong, South...

The Japanese stock market is marginally lower on Monday, paring most of its initial losses. The negative lead from Wall Street following weaker than expected U.S. jobs data and the tumble in crude oil prices weighed on investor sentiment. In late-morning trades, the benchmark Nikkei 225 Index is declining...

The Australian stock market is lower on Monday, following the weak cues from Wall Street on U.S. jobs data showing disappointing job growth in January and on lower crude oil prices. Financial and oil stocks are among the major losers. In late-morning trades, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 Index is losing...

Indian shares rose sharply to extend gains for a second consecutive session on Friday as crude prices steadied and weak U.S. data reinforced views that the Federal Reserve would need to delay further rate hikes. While the rupee traded weak after logging its best single-day gain this year on Thursday,...

Stock-Market-500_05Feb16.jpg Asian shares closed mostly higher on Friday, although Japanese shares succumbed to selling for the fourth day amid a firmer yen on concerns about slowing U.S. economic growth and growing doubts about the pace of future rate increases at the Federal Reserve. While a positive finish on Wall Street...

Indian shares held steady on Friday but gains weren't noteworthy, as Japanese shares fell sharply to extend slide for a fourth day and caution crept in ahead of the closely-watched U.S. jobs report due out later in the day. The rupee opened down 12 paise at 67.66 per dollar after logging its best...

Asian-Markets2_04Feb16.jpg Asian stock markets are exhibiting a mixed trend on Friday, tracking the modest gains overnight on Wall Street and the volatility in crude oil prices. Investors are treading cautiously ahead of the release of the closely-watched U.S. jobs data later in the day and as the U.S. dollar weakened.

Indian shares look set to open flat to slightly higher after snapping a three-day losing streak on Thursday, buoyed by a rebound in oil prices and the rupee. The benchmark indexes BSE Sensex and the Nifty rose about half a percent each yesterday as oil prices jumped on talk of potential production...

The Japanese stock market is notably lower on Friday as exporters' stocks were dragged lower by a stronger yen. In late-morning trades, the benchmark Nikkei 225 Index is declining 188.89 points or 1.11 percent to 16,856.10, off a low of 16,729.51 earlier. Among the major exporters, Toshiba is lower...

The Thai stock market has finished higher in consecutive trading days, advancing more than a dozen points or 1 percent along the way. The Stock Exchange of Thailand settled just shy of the 1,300-point plateau, and the market is looking at further upside on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian...

The Indonesia stock market has moved higher in back-to-back sessions, rising more than 75 points or 1.6 percent along the way. The Jakarta Composite Index settled just above the 4,665-point plateau, and the market may extend its winning streak on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The Australian stock market is declining on Friday, reflecting weakness in the financial and oil sectors. Investors are treading cautiously ahead of the release of key U.S. jobs data later in the day. In late-morning trades, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 Index is losing 33.50 points or 0.67 percent to...

The Hong Kong stock market on Thursday wrote a finish to the three-day losing streak in which it had tumbled almost 700 points or 3.7 percent. The Hang Seng Index settled just above the 19,180-point plateau, and the market inherits a positive lead again on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian...

The China 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 280 points or 10 percent. The Shanghai Composite Index now rests just above the 2,780-point plateau, and the market...

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