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Indian shares were moving in a narrow range on Thursday as political uncertainty in the United States and worries about slowing global economic growth weighed on investors' risk appetite. Biocon, Yes Bank and UltraTech Cement were subdued ahead of their quarterly earnings results later today. The...

asiancommentary-aug17_23jan19.jpg Asian stock markets are mostly higher on Thursday with modest gains following the positive cues from Wall Street on upbeat corporate earnings results. Nevertheless, investors are cautious amid worries about slowing global economic growth, the ongoing U.S. government shutdown and uncertainty over U.S.-China trade talks. The Australian market is higher, while the Japanese market is declining.

Indian shares look set to open higher on Thursday, tracking firm cues from global markets and ahead of key earnings results from prominent companies such as Biocon, Yes Bank and UltraTech Cements. Growth optimism may prevail after a UN report said that India will continue to remain the world's fastest-growing...

The Thai stock market has finished higher now in six consecutive trading days, gathering nearly 40 points or 2.6 percent along the way. The Stock Exchange of Thailand now rests just above the 1,615-point plateau and it's looking at another green light again on Thursday. The global forecast for the...

The Japanese stock market is declining on Thursday despite the positive lead overnight from Wall Street as worries about global economic growth and uncertainty over U.S.-China trade talks weighed on the market. Data showing that the manufacturing sector in Japan fell into stagnation in December also...

The Indonesia stock market on Wednesday wrote a finish to the six-day winning streak in which it had advanced more than 130 points or 2 percent. The Jakarta Composite Index now rests just above the 6,450-point plateau ad it figures to hold steady in that neighborhood again on Thursday. The global...

The Australian stock market is modestly higher on Thursday following the positive cues overnight from Wall Street despite worries about the U.S. government shutdown. Upbeat Australian jobs data for the month of December also aided sentiment. Gains by oil stocks were offset by weakness in mining and bank...

The Hong Kong stock market inched higher again on Wednesday, one session after it had ended the two-day winning streak in which it had gathered more than 440 points or 1.6 percent. The Hang Seng Index remains just above the 27,000-point plateau and it may move slightly higher again on Thursday. The...

The China stock market bounced higher again on Wednesday, one session after it had halted the two-day winning streak in which it had gathered more than 50 points or 2 percent. The Shanghai Composite Index now rests just above the 2,580-point plateau and it may add to its winnings on Thursday. The...

The Taiwan stock market on Wednesday ended the four-day winning streak in which it had gathered more than 130 points or 1.3 percent. The Taiwan Stock Exchange now rests just shy of the 9,845-point plateau although it may rebound on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is cautiously...

The Singapore stock market has fallen lower in three straight sessions, sinking almost 50 points or 1.6 percent along the way. The Straits Times Index now rests just above the 3,170-point plateau although it may stop the bleeding on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is cautiously...

The Malaysia stock market on Wednesday halted the three-day winning streak in which it had gathered more than 25 points or 1.5 percent. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index now rests just beneath the 1,690-point plateau and it may see renewed support on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The South Korea stock market bounced higher again on Wednesday, one session after it had ended the five-day winning streak in which it had advanced more than 60 points or 3 percent. The KOSPI now rests just shy of the 2,130-point plateau and it may see continued upside again on Thursday. The global...

stockmarkets-aug16_23jan19.jpg Asian stocks ended on a muted note on Wednesday as worries about global economic growth and uncertainty over U.S.-China trade talks kept investors on the sidelines. Underlying sentiment remained cautious after media reports suggested that the U.S. has rejected China's offer to hold a preparatory...

Indian shares were little changed in early trade on Wednesday despite positive cues from global markets after China's central bank pumped liquidity into the banking system through a new tool and the U.S. Senate stepped off the sidelines to try to end the month-long government shutdown. The benchmark...

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