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The Indian markets ended a choppy session slightly lower as investors took profits at higher levels following the previous session's sharp rally. Global cues were mixed, with Asian stocks ending broadly lower, led by a rout in China, while the European markets extended the previous session's gains...

Markets-111714_05May15.jpg Asian stocks mostly fell on Tuesday as concerns over slowing economic growth in China and a firmer dollar kept investors on edge amid a quiet day on the economic front. Trading volumes were relatively light because of holidays in Japan, South Korea and Thailand. The Reserve Bank of Australia has cut...

The Indian markets opened lower on Tuesday as investors adopted a cautious stance following the previous session's sharp rally. The Asian markets are mixed ahead of the RBA monetary policy decision. The benchmark BSE Sensex is down 23 points or 0.08 percent at 27,467, while the broader Nifty index...

Asian-Markets1_04May15.jpg Asian stock markets are mostly in positive territory on Tuesday following the overnight gains on Wall Street and on positive corporate earnings news. Meanwhile, investors are awaiting the Reserve Bank of Australia's interest rate decision after the central bank wraps up its monetary policy meeting later today.

The Indian markets are set to open largely unchanged on Tuesday following the previous session's sharp rally. The benchmark indexes Sensex and Nifty climbed about 2 percent each to close at 1-1/2-week highs on Monday after the Lok Sabha approved the 2015/16 Finance Bill and automakers reported solid...

The Indonesia stock market on Monday finally halted the seven-day losing streak in which it had plummeted more than 370 points or 7 percent. The Jakarta Composite Index settled just above the 5,140-point plateau, and the market is looking at continued support on Tuesday. The global forecast for the...

The Australian stock market opened higher on Tuesday, tracking the overnight gains on Wall Street as well as better than expected earnings results from the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group. Investors are awaiting the Reserve Bank of Australia's interest rate decision after the central bank...

The Hong Kong stock market has finished lower now in three straight sessions, giving away more than 310 points or 1.1 percent in that span. The Hang Seng Index ended just above the 28,120-point plateau, although the market is expected to bounce higher on Tuesday. 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 winning streak in which it had surged almost 200 points or 4.8 percent. The Shanghai Composite Index settled just above the 4,480-point plateau, and the market...

The Taiwan stock market on Monday wrote a finish to the three-day losing streak in which it had fallen more than 150 points or 1.7 percent. The Taiwan Stock Exchange closed just above the 9,845-point plateau, and the market is expected to extend its gains on Tuesday. The global forecast for the Asian...

The Singapore stock market turned lower again on Monday, one session after it had halted the two-day slide in which it had dipped almost 30 points or 0.9 percent. The Straits Times Index settled just above the 3,480-point plateau, although the market is tipped to bounce higher again on Tuesday. The...

Ahead of the long four-day weekend, the Malaysia stock market had closed lower in four straight sessions - tumbling more than 45 points or 2.5 percent in that span. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index closed just below the 1,820-point plateau, although the market figures to get a lift from bargain hunters...

Asian-Markets2_03May15.jpg Asian stock markets are mostly lower on Monday after data showed that China's manufacturing sector slipped deeper into contraction. The Australian market climbed into positive territory after opening lower, while the Japanese market is closed for a public holiday.

Ahead of Friday's Labor Day holiday, the Thai stock market had halted the three-day slide in which it had given away almost 35 points or 2.2 percent. The Stock Exchange of Thailand now rests just above the 1,525-point plateau, and now the market may extend its gains on Monday. The global forecast...

Ahead of Friday's Labor Day holiday, the Indonesia stock market had closed in the red in seven straight sessions, plummeting more than 370 points or 7 percent in that span. The Jakarta Composite Index now rests just above the 5,085-point plateau, and now the market may finally stop the bleeding on Monday. The...

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