logo

Asian Market Commentary

Share SHARE

Asianmarket-032417.jpg Asian stocks closed mostly higher on Friday after U.S. stocks ended on a flat note overnight, showing little reaction to the postponement of a key vote on President Donald Trump's replacement healthcare plan intended to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Underlying sentiment remained positive...

Indian shares opened slightly higher on Friday, mirroring firm global cues even as Republicans postponed a vote on U.S. President Donald Trump's replacement healthcare plan amid indications of a lack of support for the legislation. The bill is now rescheduled for Friday. The benchmark BSE Sensex...

Asian-Markets2_23Mar17.jpg Asian stock markets are mostly higher on Friday as investors shrugged off the weak cues overnight from Wall Street after U.S. lawmakers delayed a vote on a healthcare bill intended to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. With the exception of Australia and Japan, gains are muted in most Asian markets.

The Thai stock market bounced higher again on Thursday, one session after it had ended the four-day winning streak in which it had advanced more than 25 points or 1.7 percent. The Stock Exchange of Thailand remains just above the 1,565-point plateau, although the market figures to head south again on...

The Japanese stock market recovered after a weak start and is advancing on Friday, as investors shrugged off the weak cues from Wall Street. In addition, a weaker yen lifted exporters' shares. In late-morning trades, the benchmark Nikkei 225 Index is rising 171.85 points or 0.90 percent to 19,257.16,...

The Indonesia stock market has alternated between positive and negative finishes through the last four sessions since the end of the five-day winning streak in which it had advanced almost 150 points or 3 percent. The Jakarta Composite Index now rests just below the 5,565-point plateau, although the...

The Australian stock market is extending gains on Friday from the previous session, despite the slightly lower close overnight on Wall Street after a key health care vote was delayed in the U.S. In late-morning trades, the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 Index is adding 58.30 points or 1.02 percent to 5,766.30,...

The Hong Kong stock market bounced higher again on Thursday, one session after it had ended the four-day winning streak in which it had advanced almost 800 points or 3.4 percent. The Hang Seng Index now rests just above the 24,325-point plateau, although investors figure to cash in on Friday. The...

The China stock market bounced higher again on Thursday, one session after it had snapped the two-day winning streak in which it had picked up almost 25 points or 0.7 percent. The Shanghai Composite Index now rests just beneath the 3,250-point plateau, although the market is expected to head south again...

The Taiwan stock market moved higher again on Thursday, one day after it had ended the four-day winning streak in which it had collected more than 230 points or 2.5 percent. The Taiwan Stock Exchange now rests just above the 9,930-point plateau, although the market is looking at renewed consolidation...

The Singapore stock market on Thursday snapped the three-day slide in which it had surrendered more than 50 points or 1.6 percent. The Straits Times Index now rests just above the 3,125-point plateau, although the market is expected to turn lower again on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian...

The Malaysia stock market has finished lower in back-to-back sessions, slipping almost 8 points or 0.5 percent along the way. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index now rests just above the 1,745-point plateau, and the losses may accelerate on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is soft after...

The South Korea stock market has alternated between positive and negative finishes through the last four trading days since the end of the two-day winning streak in which it had advanced more than 30 points or 1.5 percent. The KOSPI now rests just above the 2,170-point plateau, although is looking at...

Indian shares rose notably on Thursday after falling heavily in the previous session. Positive global cues, a marginally strong rupee and hopes that the government will implement the GST tentatively from July supported underlying sentiment as investors awaited a key vote on healthcare reform in the United...

Asianmarkets-030217.jpg Asian stocks rose across the board on Thursday as investors monitored oil prices and kept an eye on Capitol Hill to see whether U.S. President Donald Trump can close the deal on the Republican health care bill. The latest reports suggest that House Republicans may not have the votes to pass their...

Follow RTT