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Indian shares opened on a flat note Tuesday as investors paused for breath after recent strong gains. The benchmark BSE Sensex was up 0.1 percent at 34,885 in early trade amid firm cues from other Asian markets. The broader Nifty index was marginally higher at 10,745. IT stocks were surging, with...

Asianmarkets-112014_15Jan18.jpg Asian stock markets are mostly higher on Tuesday, though gains are modest in most markets as investors paused for breath after recent gains amid the absence of fresh catalysts. The U.S. markets were closed overnight for a public holiday.

Indian shares look set to open on a flat note Tuesday, although underlying sentiment may remain supported on the back of encouraging exports and inflation data. While exports surged an annual 12.36 percent in dollar terms in December, continuing its positive trajectory since August 2016, the wholesale...

The Thai stock market has climbed higher in three straight trading days, gathering almost 30 points or 1.7 percent along the way. The Stock Exchange of Thailand now rests just above the 1,820-point plateau, although it may be stuck in neutral on Tuesday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is...

The Japanese stock market is rising on Tuesday and the yen eased slightly against the U.S. dollar in the absence of fresh cues from Wall Street, which was closed overnight for a public holiday. In late-morning trades, the benchmark Nikkei 225 Index is adding 88.65 points or 0.37 percent to 23,803.53,...

The Indonesia stock market has moved higher in two of three trading days since the end of the two-day slide in which it had fallen almost 15 points or 0.3 percent. The Jakarta Composite Index now rests just above the 6,380-point plateau, although it figures to head south again on Tuesday. The global...

The Hong Kong stock market on Monday finally ended the 14-day winning streak in which hit had skyrocketed more than 2,550 points or 8 percent. The Hang Seng Index now rests just shy of the 31,340-point plateau, and the losses may accelerate on Tuesday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is...

The Australian stock market is declining on Tuesday in the absence of a clear lead from Wall Street, which was closed for a public holiday overnight, and as European markets closed lower. In late-morning trades, the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 Index is losing 31.50 points or 0.52 percent to 6,045.60, off...

The China stock market on Monday finally ended the 11-day winning streak in which it had soared almost 150 points or 4 percent. The Shanghai Composite Index now rests just above the 3,410-point plateau, and it's in line for further damage on Tuesday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is flat...

The Taiwan stock market has ticked higher in back-to-back trading days, gathering almost 150 points or 1.4 percent along the way. Now at a fresh 28-year closing high, the Taiwan Stock Exchange now rests just above the 10,950-point plateau - although investors figure to cash in on Tuesday. The global...

The Singapore stock market bounced higher again on Monday, one session after it had ended the two-day winning streak in which it had advanced more than 20 points or 0.6 percent. The Straits Times Index now rests just above the 3,535-point plateau, although it may hand back those gains on Tuesday. The...

The Malaysia stock market has moved higher in three straight sessions, gathering almost 20 points or 1 percent along the way. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index now rests just above the 1,825-point plateau, although investors may cash in on Tuesday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is flat...

The South Korea stock market has moved higher in consecutive trading days, gathering more than 15 points or 0.6 percent along the way. The KOSPI now rests just above the 2,500-point plateau, although it may spin its wheels on Tuesday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is flat with a touch...

Indian shares rose sharply to close at fresh record highs on Monday, with firm cues from global markets and strong industrial output data boosting sentiment. The index of industrial production rose 8.4 percent year-on-year in November, the statistics ministry said Friday, which was much higher than...

shareshigher-011518.jpg Asian stocks ended broadly higher on Monday, with new record closing highs on Wall Street Friday, higher commodity prices and optimism over corporate earnings helping underpin investor sentiment. Chinese shares fell on profit taking, ending an 11-sesssion winning streak after central bank data showed...

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