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Indian shares fell modestly on Friday as investors continued to book profits in recent outperformers ahead of a long weekend and next week's FOMC meeting, although no change in rates is expected at the meeting. The local markets will be closed on Monday for a public holiday. The benchmark BSE Sensex...

mixedmarket-042817.jpg Asian stocks ended on a cautious note on Friday, with a mixed bag of U.S. earnings and U.S. President Donald Trump's warning of a "major, major conflict" between the U.S. and North Korea weighing on markets. In an interview ahead of his 100th day in office, Trump said a major conflict with North...

Indian shares fell on Friday as Biocon posted disappointing financial results for the fourth quarter and geopolitical worries intensified after U.S. President Donald Trump warned about a "major, major conflict" between the U.S. and North Korea. The benchmark BSE Sensex was down 95 points or 0.32 percent...

Indian shares look set to open on a flat note on Friday after biotechnology major Biocon reported fourth-quarter profit that missed estimates. Ambuja Cement, Federal Bank, IDFC and Raymond are among the prominent companies that will unveil their quarterly results later today. Shares of consumer...

Asian-Markets1_27Apr17.jpg Asian stock markets are mixed on Friday, tracking the modest gains overnight on Wall Street and lower crude oil prices. Geopolitical concerns also weighed on investor sentiment after U.S. President Donald Trump warned that conflict with North Korea was possible, but would prefer a diplomatic solution.

The Thai stock market headed south again on Thursday, one session after it had ended the two-day slide in which it had fallen almost 8 points or 0.5 percent. The Stock Exchange of Thailand remains just above the 1,565-point plateau and it is expected to see another narrow trading range again on Friday. The...

The Japanese stock market is declining for a second straight day on Friday, following the modest gains overnight on Wall Street and a stronger yen. Investors also digested a raft of local economic data, including weak industrial output data. In late-morning trades, the benchmark Nikkei 225 Index is...

The Indonesia stock market on Thursday ended the three-day winning streak in which it had gathered more than 130 points or 2.4 percent. The Jakarta Composite Index now rests just above the 5,705-point plateau and the market figures to be rangebound on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The Australian stock market is modestly lower on Friday, tracking the modest gains overnight on Wall Street, the fall in crude oil prices and the European Central Bank's decision to hold interest rates. In late-morning trades, the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 Index is losing 7.8 points or 0.13 percent to...

The Hong Kong stock market has climbed higher in four straight sessions, advancing more than 650 points or 2.7 percent along the way. The Hang Seng Index now rests just beneath the 24,700-point plateau although the market may run out of steam on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is...

The China stock market has finished higher in three straight trading days, adding almost 25 points or 0.7 percent along the way. The Shanghai Composite Index now rests just above the 3,150-point plateau although the rally may stall on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is roughly flat,...

The win streak has hit five sessions now for the Taiwan stock market, which has climbed more than 230 points or 2.3 percent along the way. The Taiwan Stock Exchange now rests just above the 9,860-point plateau and the market may inch higher again on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The Singapore stock market gave up just a pair of points on Thursday, but that was enough to end the five-day winning streak in which it had gained more than 45 points or 1.5 percent. The Straits Times Index now rests just above the 3,170-point plateau and the market figures to be rangebound again on...

The Malaysia stock Market on Thursday snapped the four-day winning streak in which it had advanced almost 30 points or 1.8 percent. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index remains just beneath the 1,770-point plateau and it figures to hold steady in that neighborhood again on Friday. The global forecast...

The win streak has hit six sessions for the South Korea stock market, which has advanced more than 70 points or 3.5 percent along the way. Now at a fresh six-year high, the KOSPI rests just beneath the 2,210-point plateau, although investors may cash in on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian...

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