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Indian shares rose on Friday after the European Central Bank prolonged its bond-buying program by nine months to support a recovery. Gains remained somewhat capped amid a fall in rupee from a nearly one-month high. The rupee traded weak after eight consecutive sessions of gains as investors looked...

AsianMarkets-112514_09Dec16.jpg Asian stocks ended mixed on Friday despite Wall Street stocks hitting fresh record highs overnight on data showing U.S. labor market strength and the ECB's announcement of changes to the parameters of the asset purchase program. Investors looked ahead to next week's Federal Reserve meeting amid bets...

Indian shares opened modestly higher on Friday after a sharp rally in the previous session on the back of positive global cues and buying by foreign portfolio investors. The benchmark BSE Sensex was up 62 points or 0.23 percent at 26,756, while the broader Nifty index was up 7 points or 0.09 percent...

Asianmarkets-111914_08Dec16.jpg Asian stock markets are mostly lower on Friday after recent strong gains and despite the record highs overnight on Wall Street following the European Central Bank's highly anticipated monetary policy announcement. Crude oil prices rose to $51 a barrel in Asian trades.

Indian shares may extend gains from the previous session on Friday, mirroring firm global cues and renewed buying by foreign portfolio investors. Meanwhile, signaling a decisive push towards "less cash" and more digital transactions, the Modi government on Thursday announced a raft of incentives...

The Thai stock market has finished higher in three straight sessions, gathering almost 25 points or 1.6 percent along the way. The Stock Exchange of Thailand now rests just above the 1,525-point plateau, and the market may see further upside on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is...

The Indonesia stock market moved higher again on Thursday, one session after it had snapped the six-day winning streak in which it had gathered more than 155 points or 3.1 percent. The Jakarta Composite Index now rests just above the 5,300-point plateau, and the market may extend its gains on Friday. The...

The Japanese stock market is advancing on Friday, extending recent gains, tracking the record highs overnight on Wall Street and a weaker yen. In late-morning trades, the benchmark Nikkei 225 Index is adding 124.63 points or 0.66 percent to 18,890.10, off a high of 18,907.06 earlier. The major...

The win streak has hit three sessions for the Hong Kong stock market, which has climbed almost 360 points or 1.6 percent along the way. The Hang Seng Index now rests just above the 22,860-point plateau, and the market may see further upside again on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The Australian stock market is modestly higher on Friday following the overnight gains on Wall Street after the European Central Bank extended its quantitative easing program. Higher commodity prices also buoyed resources stocks. In late-morning trades, the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 Index is rising 17.10...

The China stock market headed south again on Thursday, one session after it had snapped the three-day slide in which it had retreated almost 75 points or 2.3 percent. The Shanghai Composite Index now rests just above the 3,215-point plateau, although the market may bounce higher again on Friday. The...

The Taiwan stock market has finished higher in three straight sessions, advancing more than 210 points or 2.3 percent in that span. The Taiwan Stock Exchange now rests just above the 9,375-point plateau, and the market may extend its gains on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is positive...

The Singapore stock market gave up less than a single point on Thursday - but that was enough to end the three-day winning streak in which it had advanced almost 40 points or 1.4 percent. The Straits Times Index remains just beneath the 2,960-point plateau, although the market may rebound on Friday. The...

The Malaysia stock market has finished higher in three straight sessions, collecting almost 20 points or 1.2 percent in that span. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index now rests just above the 1,640-point plateau, and the market draws another optimistic lead for Friday. The global forecast for the Asian...

The win streak has hit three sessions now for the South Korea stock market, which has surged almost 70 points or 3.5 percent in that span. The KOSPI now rests just above the 2,030-point plateau, and the market is looking at another firm lead for Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is...

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