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Indian shares rose for the third day in a row on Thursday, with benchmark indexes Sensex and the Nifty climbing nearly 2 percent each, as expectations of a good monsoon, stellar results posted by L&T and the government's decision to approve the first-ever policy for the capital goods sector to boost...

stock-market-8_26May16.jpg Asian stocks ended a choppy session mostly higher on Thursday as gains in oil prices and positive cues from overseas markets outweighed concerns about a slowdown in Chinese growth and prospects of higher interest rates in the U.S. The yen saw a sudden spike on the eve of G7 summit talks, with leaders...

Indian shares traded higher for the third straight day on Thursday, with positive global cues and better-than-expected quarterly results from Larsen & Toubro boosting investor sentiment ahead of the F&O contract expiry. The rupee rose marginally to 67.28 per dollar after rebounding to close at a...

Asian-Markets2_25May16.jpg Asian stock markets are exhibiting a mixed trend on Thursday despite the positive cues overnight from Wall Street and European markets as well as the increase in crude oil prices to near the $50 a barrel mark. Meanwhile, the Japanese yen strengthened against the U.S. dollar.

Positive global cues may help Indian shares open a tad higher on Thursday ahead of F&O expiry. Capital goods stocks could be in focus after the Union Cabinet approved the country's first-ever National Capital Goods Policy (NCGP) as part of efforts to boost the manufacturing sector in the country. On...

The Thai stock market has finished higher in two straight sessions, advancing more than 15 points or 1.1 percent along the way. The Stock Exchange of Thailand settled just shy of the 1,400-point plateau, and the market figures to track higher again on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The Japanese stock market rose for a second straight day on Thursday, following the positive cues overnight from Wall Street and strong crude oil prices. In late-morning trades, the benchmark Nikkei 225 Index is adding 109.40 points or 0.65 percent to 16,866.75, off a high of 16,957.56 in early trades. Exporters...

The Indonesia stock market bounced higher again on Wednesday, one day after it had ended the two-day winning streak in which it had advanced almost 40 points or 0.8 percent. The Jakarta Composite Index settled just above the 4,770-point plateau, and the market is looking at another strong open on Thursday. The...

The Hong Kong stock market has finished higher in two straight sessions, advancing more than 560 points or 2.8 percent along the way. The Hang Seng Index now rests just shy of the 20,370-point plateau, and the market inherits another firm lead for Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The Australian stock market is extending gains on Thursday from the previous session following another rally on Wall Street overnight and higher crude oil prices. In late-morning trades, the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 Index is adding 21.80 points or 0.41 percent to 5,394.30, off a high of 5,398.60. The...

The China stock market has moved lower now in back-to-back sessions, sliding more than 10 points or 0.3 percent along the way. The Shanghai Composite Index now rests just above the 2,815-point plateau, although the market figures to find traction on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The Taiwan stock market moved higher again on Wednesday, one session after it had halted the two-day winning streak in which it had spiked almost 350 points or 4.2 percent. The Taiwan Stock Exchange settled just beneath the 8,400-point plateau, and the market id tipped to open higher again on Thursday. The...

The Singapore stock market turned higher again on Wednesday, one session after it had halted the two-day winning streak in which it had gathered more than 25 points or 0.9 percent. The Straits Times Index settled just above the 2,765-point plateau, and the market may extend its gains on Thursday. The...

The Malaysia stock market has finished higher in two of three trading days since the end of the two-day slide in which it had fallen almost 7 points or 0.4 percent. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index settled just above the 1,630-point plateau, and the market figures to add to its winnings on Thursday. The...

The South Korea stock market bounced higher again on Wednesday, one session after it had ended the two-day winning streak in which it had gathered 8 points or 0.4 percent. The KOSPI settled just above the 1,960-point plateau, and the market is in line for further upside again on Thursday. The global...

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