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Indian shares witnessed high volatility before closing notably higher on the day Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented his full-year Budget. While the benchmark index S&P BSE Sensex rose 141.38 points or 0.48 percent to close at 29,361.50, the broader CNX Nifty index ended up 57.25 points or 0.65 percent...

Indian shares rallied sharply on Friday after the Economic Survey for 2014-15 tabled in Parliament ahead of the General Budget set the agenda for reforms needed to push India's GDP growth to double digits in the coming years. The Economic Survey, which outlines the broad direction of the Union Budget...

Asian stocks ended a lackluster session mixed on Friday as falling oil prices and mixed U.S. and Japanese economic data kept investors on tenterhooks. Higher-than-expected U.S. inflation numbers, excluding food and energy, and business orders data revived confidence in the world's biggest economy, but...

The Indian markets opened higher on Friday ahead of the Economic Survey for 2015-16 which will be released in the Parliament this afternoon. The Asian markets are turning in a mixed performance as a sharp pullback in oil prices dampened investors' risk appetite. The U.S. dollar inched down marginally...

Asian-Markets2_26Feb15.jpg Asian stock markets are exhibiting a mixed trend on Friday, following another lackluster performance overnight on Wall Street and the sharp decline in crude oil prices. Investors are treading cautiously amid uncertainty about the near-term outlook for the markets.

Indian shares may open higher on Friday as indicated by futures trade on Singapore Stock Exchange. That said, gains are likely to be capped in the wake of lackluster global cues and caution ahead of the Union Budget. The benchmark indexes Sensex and Nifty fell about a percent each on Thursday as...

The Japanese stock market is higher on Friday, with the benchmark Nikkei 225 Index rising to a fresh nearly 15-year high following the release of better-than-expected industrial output data. In addition, a weaker yen boosted exporters' stocks. In late-morning trades, the Nikkei 225 Index is adding...

The Thai stock market has alternated between positive and negative finishes through the last seven trading days since the end of the two-day slide in which it had tumbled almost 30 points or 1.9 percent. The Stock Exchange of Thailand settled just below the 1,595-point plateau, and the market figures...

The Indonesia stock market has finished higher now in seven straight sessions, collecting more than 125 points or 2.5 percent on its way to still another record closing high. The Jakarta Composite Index closed just above the 5,450-point plateau, although the market remains overdue for profit taking on...

The Australian stock market slipped into negative territory on Friday, with the banking and energy sector stocks mostly trading lower. Some weak corporate earnings results also damped sentiment. In late-morning trades, the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 Index is down 12.50 points or 0.21 percent to 5,896.00,...

The Hong Kong stock market has finished higher now in two straight sessions, advancing more than 150 points or 0.6 percent along the way. The Hang Seng closed just above the 24,900-point plateau, although the market may hit some resistance on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets suggests...

The China stock market turned emphatically higher again on Thursday - one session after it had ended the seven-day winning streak in which it had climbed more than 170 points or 5.3 percent. The Shanghai Composite Index closed just below the 3,300-point plateau, although the market may see renewed consolidation...

The Singapore stock market on Thursday snapped the modest two-day winning streak in which it had collected just 5 points or 0.2 percent. The Straits Times Index ended just above the 3,425-point plateau, and the market may be stuck in neutral again on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The Malaysia stock market bounced right back to the upside again on Thursday, one session after it had ended the two-day winning streak in which it had gathered more than 10 points or 0.6 percent. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index settled just above the 1,820-point plateau, and the market figures to be...

The South Korea stock market picked up just a pair of points on Thursday - but that was enough to extend its winning streak to seven sessions, gathering almost 50 points or 2.5 percent in that span. The KOSPI closed just below the 1,995-point plateau, although the market is likely to encounter resistance...

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