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Indian stock indices ended higher on Thursday, extending their gains for the sixth straight session, as investors continued to pick up key stocks on hopes that economic growth will pick up momentum, thanks to reforms initiatives.

Indian stocks got off to a sluggish start on Thursday with investors largely treading cautiously on lack of positive triggers. Wall Street ended flat overnight and Asian markets are mostly subdued today amid indication of possible hike in U.S. interest rates sometime in the near future. The U.S. market...

Indian stocks are likely to see a somewhat subdued start on Thursday, tracking sluggish Asian markets. Wall Street ended flat overnight and is closed today for Thanksgiving Day holiday. The market is likely to react to the minutes of recent US Federal Reserve's policy meeting that suggested a likely...

The Thai stock market ticked higher again on Wednesday, one session after it had halted the three-day winning streak in which it had gathered almost 25 points or 1.5 percent. The Stock Exchange of Thailand now rests just beneath the 1,715-point plateau although it may spin its wheels on Thursday. The...

The Indonesia stock market bounced higher again on Wednesday, one session after it had ended the three-day winning streak in which it had advanced more than 80 points or 1.3 percent. The Jakarta Composite Index now rests just beneath the 6,070-point plateau although it may head south again on Thursday. The...

The Hong Kong stock market has climbed higher in five straight sessions, surging almost 1,150 points or 4.1 percent along the way. Now at a 10-year closing high, the Hang Seng Index rests just above the 30,000-point plateau although investors figure to lock in gains on Thursday. The global forecast...

The China stock market has climbed higher in three straight sessions, gathering almost 50 points or 1.4 percent along the way. The Shanghai Composite Index now rests just above the 3,430-point plateau although it may run out of momentum on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is murky,...

The Taiwan stock market has moved higher in two straight sessions, gathering almost 160 points or 1.5 percent along the way. The Taiwan Stock Exchange now rests just above the 10,820-point plateau, and the technology stocks may lift it higher again on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The Singapore stock market has climbed higher in four consecutive trading days, advancing more than 85 points or 2.7 percent along the way. The Straits Times Index now rests just above the 3,430-point plateau although it may run out of steam on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is...

The Malaysia stock market has moved higher in two straight sessions, gathering more than 5 points or 0.3 percent along the way. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index now rests just beneath the 1,725-point plateau although it may be stuck in neutral on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The South Korea stock market has climbed higher in back-to-back trading days, collecting more than a dozen points or 0.5 percent along the way. The KOSPI now rests just above the 2,540-point plateau and it may inch higher again on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is murky, with...

Indian shares rose modestly on Wednesday to extend gains for the fifth consecutive session in the face of Moody's decision last week to upgrade India's sovereign rating after a gap of 14 years. The benchmark BSE Sensex rose by 83.20 points or 0.25 percent to 33,561.55 while the broader Nifty index...

stockup-112217.jpg Asian stocks finished broadly higher on Wednesday after the major U.S. averages hit fresh record closing highs overnight, buoyed by upbeat corporate earnings results and higher commodity prices. Investors remained focused on the minutes from the latest Fed and ECB meeting due today and tomorrow, respectively....

Indian shares opened modestly higher on Wednesday, extending gains for the fifth consecutive session in the face of Moody's decision last week to upgrade India's sovereign rating after a gap of 14 years. The benchmark BSE Sensex was up nearly 100 points or 0.29 percent at 33,574 while the broader...

Asian-Markets1_21Nov17.jpg Asian stock markets are in positive territory on Wednesday following the fresh record closing highs overnight on Wall Street with investor sentiment boosted by upbeat corporate earnings results and higher commodity prices.

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