Asian Market Commentary

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The Indian markets followed Asian stocks higher on Thursday after U.S. industrial production grew more than forecast in March and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the central bank will remain highly accommodative until employment and inflation reach healthier levels. The benchmark S&P BSE Sensex...

Asian-Markets1_16Apr14.jpg Asian stock markets are exhibiting a mixed trend on Thursday, with investors mostly treading cautiously ahead of a long weekend. Despite a positive lead overnight from Wall Street, buying interest is somewhat subdued in most of the markets in the Asian region.

Indian shares are seen opening higher on Thursday, tracking firm global cues as investors digest comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on monetary policy and the economic outlook. IT stocks are likely to be in focus after Tata Consultancy Services, India's largest software services exporter,...

The Japanese stock market is swinging between gains and losses on Thursday, despite a positive lead overnight from Wall Street. Though some positive data economic data from the U.S. and China are aiding sentiment to an extent, a section of investors are indulging in some profit taking after recent gains,...

The Thai stock market bounced back to the upside again on Wednesday, one session after it halted the two-day winning streak in which it had gathered more than 10 points or 0.6 percent. The Stock Exchange of Thailand settled just above the 1,400-point plateau, and now the market may inch higher again...

The Australian stock market is trading higher on Thursday, tracking cues from Wall Street where stocks ended on a bright note overnight on positive reaction to some encouraging earnings and economic news. Remarks by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that the accomodative monetary policy will continue...

The Indonesia stock market added just a handful of points on Wednesday - but that was enough to extend its winning streak to four sessions, collecting more than 105 points or 2.2 percent in that span. The Jakarta Composite Index finished just below the 4,875-point plateau, and now the market is called...

The Hong Kong stock market has alternated between positive and negative finishes through the last four trading days since the end of the three-day winning streak in which it had gathered almost 775 points or 3 percent. The Hang Seng Index settled just below the 22,700-point plateau, and now the market...

The China stock market has alternated between positive and negative finishes through the last four trading days since the end of the four-day winning streak in which it had gathered more than 90 points or 4.4 percent. The Shanghai Composite Index settled just above the 2,105-point plateau, and now the...

The Taiwan stock market has finished higher now in back-to-back sessions, collecting more than 65 points or 0.7 percent along the way. The Taiwan Stock Exchange settled just below the 8,925-point plateau, and now the market is expected to bounce higher again on Thursday. The global forecast for the...

The Singapore stock market has finished higher now in three consecutive trading days, gathering nearly 60 points or 1.8 percent en route to a fresh seven-month closing high. The Straits Times Index settled just below the 3,255-point plateau, and now the market draws another firm start on Thursday. The...

The Malaysia stock market turned south again on Wednesday - one session after it had halted the two-day losing streak in which it had fallen 8 points or 0.4 percent. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index finished just above the 1,845-point plateau, although now the market is expected to rebound on Thursday. The...

The South Korea stock market gave up less than a point on Wednesday - but that was enough to extend its losing streak to four sessions, costing it more than 15 points or 0.8 percent in that span. The KOSPI remained just above the 1,990-point plateau, and the market draws a higher open on Thursday. The...

Indian shares extended declines for a third consecutive session on Wednesday, as concerns about rising inflation and private forecasts that India is bracing for a below-normal monsoon this year overshadowed firm global cues. Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) have turned net sellers after a 21-day...

Stock-Market-012714_16Apr14.jpg Asian stocks rose broadly on Wednesday as investors cheered better-than-expected U.S. corporate earnings and took some comfort from Chinese GDP data that came in slightly above economists' expectations. While Japanese shares rallied on a weaker yen, the gains elsewhere were tempered by renewed concerns...