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The Malaysia stock market has closed lower in three consecutive trading days, sliding more than 15 points or 0.9 percent along the way. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index now rests just above the 1,775-point plateau and it figures to remain rangebound again on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian...

The South Korea stock market has ticked lower in back-to-back sessions, slipping more than a dozen points or 0.5 percent along the way. The KOSPI now rests just above the 2,355-point plateau although it may find traction on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is murky, with any upside...

Indian shares ended a tad lower on Wednesday as geopolitical tensions weighed on the rupee and investors waited for the release of Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) minutes of the last policy meeting for clues about the future path of interest rates. The benchmark BSE Sensex dropped 13,89 points or 0.04...

stocklower2-062117.jpg Asian stocks closed mostly lower on Wednesday, tracking losses on Wall Street overnight, after U.S. crude futures fell more than 2 percent to enter into bear market territory on concerns about oversupply amid indications of rising production in Nigeria and Libya. A decision by U.S. index provider...

Indian shares followed global markets lower on Wednesday after U.S. crude futures fell more than 2 percent to enter into bear market territory overnight on concerns about oversupply amid indications of rising production in Nigeria and Libya. The benchmark BSE Sensex was down 80 points or 0.25 percent...

Asian-Market-100912_20Jun17.jpg Asian stock markets are mostly lower on Wednesday tracking the weak cues overnight from Wall Street after crude oil futures tumbled into negative territory. Investor reaction was muted to news that U.S. index provider MSCI has decided to add Chinese A-shares into its benchmark Emerging Markets Index.

Indian shares may follow global peers lower on Wednesday after U.S. crude futures fell more than 2 percent to enter into bear market territory overnight on concerns about oversupply amid indications of rising production in Nigeria and Libya. That said, the fall in oil prices helps India reduce its...

The Thai stock market on Tuesday ended the two-day winning streak in which it had gathered almost 8 points or 0.5 percent. The Stock Exchange of Thailand now rests just beneath the 1,580-point plateau although it may rebound on Wednesday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is suddenly upbeat...

The Japanese stock market is declining on Wednesday, with the negative lead from Wall Street and the renewed slump in crude oil prices denting investor sentiment. In addition, a stronger yen weighed on exporters' shares. In late-morning trades, the benchmark Nikkei 225 Index is down 48.24 points...

The Indonesia stock market has tracked higher in consecutive trading days, advancing almost 70 points or 1.3 percent along the way. The Jakarta Composite Index now rests just above the 5,790-point plateau and it may tick higher again on Wednesday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is suddenly...

The Australian stock market is notably lower on Wednesday, tracking the weak cues overnight from Wall Street as crude oil prices plunged into bear territory. Weak earnings outlook from local companies also dented investor sentiment. In late-morning trades, the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 Index is losing...

The Hong Kong stock market on Tuesday snapped the two-day winning streak in which it had advanced almost 360 points or 1.4 percent. The Hang Seng Index now rests just above the 25,840-point plateau - although it's expected to follow China sharply to the upside on Wednesday. The global forecast for...

The China stock market has alternated between positive and negative finishes through the last seven trading days since the end of the four-day winning streak in which it had advanced almost 70 points or 2.1 percent. The Shanghai Composite Index now rests just above the 3,140-point plateau although it...

The Taiwan stock market has finished higher in four consecutive trading days, advancing more than 240 points or 2.4 percent in that span. The Taiwan Stock Exchange now rests just above the 10,320-point plateau and the market may add to its winnings on Wednesday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The Singapore stock market headed south again on Tuesday, one session after it had ended the three-day slide in which it had given away more than 25 points or 0.7 percent. The Straits Times Index now rests just above the 3,230-point although it may reverse those losses on Wednesday. The global forecast...

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