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asianmarkets-011415_15aug18.jpg Asian stocks closed mostly lower on Wednesday, with Chinese and Hong Kong markets pacing the declines as Turkey's lira resumed declines after rebounding more than 8 percent against the dollar overnight. Turkish President Recep Erdogan threatened to boycott U.S. electronic goods, including Apple's...

Indian stock markets remain closed Wednesday on account of Independence Day. Benchmark indexes Sensex and the Nifty rose 0.6 percent and 0.7 percent, respectively on Tuesday as weak inflation data stoked expectations the RBI will refrain from hiking policy rates for the third consecutive time in...

asian-market-100912_14aug18.jpg Asian stock markets are mostly lower on Wednesday despite the overnight gains on Wall Street. Lingering concerns about Turkey's financial crisis weighed on investor sentiment despite the Turkish lira strengthening from a record low earlier in the week after the country's central bank pledged to provide liquidity and cut reserve requirements for banks.

The Thai stock market has moved lower in back-to-back trading days, giving away more than 25 points or 1.5 percent along the way. The Stock Exchange of Thailand now rests just above the 1,695-point plateau although it's tipped to open higher on Wednesday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

asian-market-100912_14aug18.jpg Asian stock markets are mostly lower on Wednesday despite the overnight gains on Wall Street. Lingering concerns about Turkey's financial crisis weighed on investor sentiment despite the Turkish lira strengthening from a record low earlier in the week after the country's central bank pledged to provide liquidity and cut reserve requirements for banks.

The Indonesia stock market has finished lower in two straight sessions, plunging more than 300 points or 5 percent in that span. The Jakarta Composite Index now rests just beneath the 5,770-point plateau although it's expected to find its footing on Wednesday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The Japanese stock market drifted lower on Wednesday, after opening higher following the positive cues from Wall Street and on a weaker yen, as worries about Turkey's financial crisis weighed on investor sentiment. The benchmark Nikkei 225 Index is down 56.31 points or 0.25 percent to 22,299.77,...

The Australian stock market is modestly lower on Wednesday despite the overnight gains on Wall Street, reflecting weakness in resources stocks and as several blue-chip stocks traded ex-dividend. Investors also digested mixed corporate earnings results. In late-morning trades, the benchmark S&P/ASX...

The Hong Kong stock market has finished lower in three straight sessions, tumbling more than 850 points or 3.1 percent along the way. The Hang Seng Index now rests just above the 27,750-point plateau although it may stop the bleeding on Wednesday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is cautiously...

The China stock market has moved lower in consecutive trading days, sliding almost 15 points or 0.6 percent along the way. The Shanghai Composite Index now rests just above the 2,780-point plateau although it should find traction on Wednesday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is cautiously...

The Taiwan stock market on Tuesday wrote a finish to the three-day losing streak in which it had surrendered more than 330 points or 3 percent. The Taiwan Stock Exchange now rests just beneath the 10,820-point plateau and it's expected to extend its gains on Wednesday. The global forecast for the...

The Singapore stock market has finished lower in four straight sessions, sliding almost 80 points or 2.4 percent along the way. The Straits Times Index now rests just above the 3,240-point plateau although it may stop the bleeding on Wednesday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is cautiously...

The Malaysia stock market bounced higher again on Tuesday, one session after it had ended the four-day winning streak in which it had advanced more than 25 points or 1.4 percent. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index remains just above the 1,780-point plateau and it may add to its winnings on Wednesday. The...

Indian shares closed higher on Tuesday even as the rupee hit a record low of 70.08 against the dollar on expectations of a possible spillover effect from a financial crisis in Turkey. Investor sentiment improved somewhat after official data showed India's retail price inflation dropped to a nine-month...

asian-markets2_14aug18.jpg Asian shares ended mixed on Tuesday as Chinese data disappointed and worries about Turkey eased slightly after the country's central bank announced a raft of measures aimed at soothing markets. China's Shanghai Composite Index eased 4.91 points or 0.2 percent to finish at 2,780.96 after a slew of...

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