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Indian shares ended with modest gains on Wednesday in volatile trade amid mixed cues from global markets. Upbeat corporate earnings results boosted investor sentiment. The benchmark 30-scrip BSE Sensex added 21.98 points or 0.08 percent to close at 27,257.64, its highest closing level since November...

Asian-Markets2_18Jan17.jpg Asian stock markets ended mixed on Wednesday, with some of the markets recovering from initial losses. While investors were optimistic that Trump's comments about a strong U.S. dollar would benefit the currencies of emerging markets, they also remained cautious amid uncertainty about the U.S. President-elect's economic policies.

Indian shares are likely to open modestly higher on Wednesday despite the mostly weak cues from its Asian peers. Asian stock markets are mostly lower on Wednesday following the weak lead from Wall Street and European markets overnight. Investors digested U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's remarks...

Asianmarkets-111914_17Jan17.jpg Asian stock markets are mostly lower on Wednesday following the weak lead from Wall Street and European markets overnight. Investors digested U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's remarks on the U.S. dollar and British Prime Minister Theresa May's statement that her country will leave the European single market when it quits the European Union.

The Thai stock market has ticked lower in two straight sessions, shedding almost 10 points or 0.6 percent along the way. The Stock Exchange of Thailand now rests just above the 1,565-point plateau, and the market is expected to open in the red again on Wednesday. The global forecast for the Asian...

The Japanese stock market is declining in volatile trade, with the weak cues overnight from U.S. and European markets as well as a stronger yen weighing on investor sentiment. In late-morning trades, the benchmark Nikkei 225 Index is declining 130.75 points or 0.69 percent to 18,682.78, off a low...

The losing streak has hit seven sessions now for the Indonesia stock market, which has surrendered more than 80 points or 1.6 percent in that span. The Jakarta Composite Index now rests just above the 5,265-point plateau, and the losing streak is expected to continue on Wednesday. The global forecast...

The Hong Kong stock market has alternated between positive and negative finishes through the last four trading days since the end of the five-day winning streak in which it had advanced almost 800 points or 3.8 percent. The Hang Seng Index now rests just above the 22,840-point plateau, although the market...

The Australian stock market is extending losses on Wednesday from the previous session, following the weak cues from U.S. and European markets overnight. Investors digested U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's remarks on the U.S. dollar and British Prime Minister Theresa May's statement that her country...

The China stock market on Tuesday snapped the five-day losing streak in which it had fallen almost 70 points or 2.3 percent. The Shanghai Composite Index now rests just beneath the 3,100-point plateau, although the market is likely to turn lower again on Wednesday. The global forecast for the Asian...

The Taiwan stock market ended the two-day slide in which it had given away almost 120 points or 1.2 percent. The Taiwan Stock Exchange now rests just above the 9,350-point plateau, although the market may hand back those gains on Wednesday. The global forecast for the Asian markets suggests mild consolidation,...

The Singapore stock market has moved lower in back-to-back sessions, sinking more than a dozen points or 0.4 percent along the way. The Straits Times Index now rests just above the 3,010-point plateau, and the market may take further damage on Wednesday. The global forecast for the Asian markets suggests...

The Malaysia stock market on Tuesday ended the two-day losing streak in which it had given away almost 20 points or 1.2 percent. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index now rests just above the 1,660-point plateau, although it may find renewed selling pressure on Wednesday. The global forecast for the Asian...

The South Korea stock market on Tuesday snapped the two-day slide in which it had fallen more than 20 points or 1 percent. The KOSPI now rests just above the 2,070-point plateau, although the market figures to head south again on Wednesday. The global forecast for the Asian markets suggests mild consolidation,...

Indian shares closed with modest losses on Tuesday, erasing early gains, as investors booked profits after last week's strong surge. Investors also turned cautious ahead of U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May's speech on Brexit later today. The benchmark 30-scrip BSE Sensex reversed early gains and fell...

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