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asiancommentary-aug16_18sep18.jpg Asian stock markets are rising on Wednesday following the overnight gains on Wall Street as investors shrugged off an escalation in trade tensions between the world's two largest economies. In response to tariffs announced by the Trump administration, China said it will retaliate by imposing tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. goods, effective September 24.

Indian shares may open largely unchanged on Wednesday as the U.S.-China trade conflict failed to dent investor confidence in the global economy. That said, domestic woes surrounding rising oil prices and a weakening rupee might keep underlying sentiment cautious ahead of a public holiday on Thursday...

The Thai stock market bounced higher again on Tuesday, one session after it had halted the three-day winning streak in which it had advanced more than 50 points or 3 percent. The Stock Exchange of Thailand now rests just beneath the 1,745-point plateau and it may add to its winnings on Wednesday. The...

The Japanese stock market is notably higher on Wednesday, extending gains from the previous session, following the positive cues overnight from Wall Street despite an escalation in U.S.-China trade tensions. Investors are looking ahead to the Bank of Japan's monetary policy decision due later in the...

The Indonesia stock market has moved lower in back-to-back trading days, sliding almost 120 points or 2 percent along the way. The Jakarta Composite Index now rests just above the 5,810-point plateau although it may stop the bleeding on Wednesday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is positive...

The Hong Kong stock market moved back to the upside again on Tuesday, one session after it had ended the two-day winning streak in which it had surged more than 940 points or 3.5 percent. The Hang Seng Index now rests just beneath the 27,085-point plateau and it may see continued strength on Wednesday. The...

The Australian stock market is rising on Wednesday following the overnight gains on Wall Street after investors shrugged off escalating U.S.-China trade tensions. Mining stocks are among the leading gainers, reflecting higher copper and iron ore prices. In late-morning trades, the benchmark S&P/ASX...

The China stock market on Tuesday snapped the two-day losing streak in which it had fallen almost 35 points or 1.3 percent. The Shanghai Composite Index now rests just shy of the 2,700-point plateau and it's expected to extend its gains on Wednesday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is positive...

The Taiwan stock market has finished lower in two straight sessions, surrendering more than 100 points or 0.9 percent along the way. The Taiwan Stock Exchange now rests just above the 10,760-point plateau although it may find traction on Wednesday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is positive...

The Singapore stock market has finished lower in back-to-back trading days, sliding more than 20 points or 0.7 percent along the way. The Straits Times Index now rests just beneath the 3,140-point plateau although it may find traction on Wednesday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is positive...

The Malaysia stock market on Tuesday halted the two-day winning streak in which it had advanced nearly 20 points or 1.1 percent. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index now rests just above the 1,790-point plateau although it's expected to bounce higher again on Wednesday. The global forecast for the Asian...

The South Korea stock market climbed higher again on Tuesday, one session after it had ended the two-day winning streak in which it had gathered more than 35 points or 1.5 percent. The KOSPI now rests just beneath the 2,310-point plateau and it's expected to open in the green again on Wednesday. The...

Indian shares fell for the second straight session on Tuesday, with state-run banks coming under heavy selling pressure, after the government announced the merger of Bank of Baroda, Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank. Rupee woes and lingering trade concerns also spooked investors even as markets elsewhere...

asian-market-100912_18sep18.jpg Asian stocks reversed early losses to finish mostly higher on Tuesday despite President Donald Trump imposing tariffs on another $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, as widely expected. Investors braced for Beijing's response to the new tariffs even as Trump threatened duties on about $267 billion...

Indian shares opened a tad higher on Tuesday despite U.S. President Donald Trump announcing new tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, in a sharp escalation of the trade conflict between the world's two biggest economies. The benchmark BSE Sensex was up 68 points or 0.18 percent...

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