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Indian shares rose for a third straight session on Thursday after the latest Federal Reserve meeting minutes showed concern about inflation remaining persistently low and Infosys proposed to consider a share buyback. Geopolitical tension also eased after U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday praised...

sharerising-081617.jpg Most Asian stocks rose on Thursday, although the upside remained limited after recent strong gains amid the easing of concerns over North Korea. The dollar weakened slightly amid political turmoil in Washington DC and after the latest Federal Reserve meeting minutes showed concern about inflation...

Indian shares opened slightly higher on Thursday, with IT and metal stocks seeing upward momentum amid largely positive global cues as the latest Federal Reserve meeting minutes showed concern about inflation remaining persistently low. Infosys rallied as much as 3.6 percent after it proposed to consider...

Asian-Markets2_16Aug17.jpg Asian stock markets are mostly higher with modest gains on Thursday, tracking the positive lead overnight from Wall Street after minutes of the Federal Reserve's latest monetary policy meeting showed the central bank is in no hurry to raise interest rates. The U.S. dollar weakened following political turmoil in Washington DC.

Indian shares look set to open a tad lower on Thursday even as global sentiment continued to remain positive amid easing geopolitical tensions and in the wake of Federal Reserve meeting minutes showing concern about inflation remaining persistently low. Asian stocks are trading mostly higher despite...

The Japanese stock market is declining on Thursday, with a stronger yen and doubts about U.S. President Donald Trump's ability to implement reforms weighing on investor sentiment. Investors also digested minutes of the Federal Reserve's latest monetary policy meeting. In late-morning trades, the...

The Thai stock market has alternated between positive and negative finishes through the last nine trading days - since the end of the two-day winning streak in which it had gained almost 5 points or 0.3 percent. The Stock Exchange of Thailand remains just above the 1,565-point plateau and it's looking...

The Australian stock market is edging higher on Thursday in choppy trade, as gains by mining stocks were offset by weakness in banks and oil stocks. Investors are digesting local corporate earnings results. In late-morning trades, the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 Index is adding 7.6 points or 0.1 percent...

The Hong Kong stock market has moved higher in two of three trading days since the end of the three-day losing streak in which it had surrendered more than 950 points or 3.5 percent. The Hang Seng Index now rests just beneath the 27,410-point plateau and it may add to its winnings on Thursday. The...

The China stock market on Wednesday snapped the two-day winning streak in which it had gathered almost 45 points or 1.3 percent. The Shanghai Composite Index now rests just above the 3,245-point plateau although it may bounce higher again on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is positive...

The Taiwan stock market headed south again on Wednesday, one session after it had ended the five-day losing streak in which it had plummeted more than 350 points or 3.4 percent. The Taiwan Stock Exchange now rests just above the 10,290-point plateau although it may see a mild rebound on Thursday. The...

The Singapore stock market has finished lower in back-to-back sessions, sliding almost 30 points or 0.9 percent along the way. The Straits Times Index now rests just beneath the 3,280-point plateau although it may find traction on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is positive after...

The Malaysia stock market has moved higher in three straight trading days, gathering more than 7 points or 0.4 percent along the way. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index now rests just shy of the 1,775-point plateau and it may inch higher again on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is...

The South Korea stock market has climbed higher in two straight sessions, collecting almost 30 points or 1.2 percent along the way. The KOSPI now rests just beneath the 2,350-point plateau and it may extend its gains on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is positive after FOMC minutes...

Indian shares rallied to close near the day's highs on Wednesday, with strong gains in Europe lending support. While movements remained largely muted in other Asian markets, gains in Europe for the third day running helped buoy investor sentiment as the trading session progressed. Meanwhile,...

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