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The Indian markets rose sharply on Friday, with banks spearheading the rally, after ICICI bank posted better-than-expected earnings for the April-June quarter and the government said it would infuse capital to the tune of Rs 70,000 crore in PSU lenders over four years to help them meet capital requirements...

Asian-Market-100912_31Jul15.jpg The Asian markets closed mostly higher on Friday despite continued weakness in Chinese shares, weak data from Japan and a mixed bag of U.S. corporate earnings results. The second-quarter U.S. GDP data missed expectations, but the rise in personal consumption growth after a dismal start to 2015 reinforced...

The Indian markets opened notably higher on Friday despite mixed global cues. Asian stocks remain lackluster as Chinese shares extended losses from the previous session on reports that banks had been ordered to assess their exposure to the stock market from wealth management products and margin loans....

Asianmarkets-111914_30Jul15.jpg Asian stock markets are mostly higher on Friday, despite the mixed cues overnight from Wall Street and lower commodity prices. However, gains are muted as investors treaded cautiously following the release of weak economic data from Japan and as the Chinese market opened lower.

The Indian markets look set to open slightly higher on Friday despite mixed global cues. After a recent spate of mixed earnings reports, investors await quarterly earnings from ICICI Bank and Larsen & Toubro later in the day to determine whether increased government spending will boost corporate earnings....

The Japanese stock market climbed into positive territory on Friday, after opening lower on the back of a stronger yen and weak economic data. In late-morning trades, the benchmark Nikkei 225 Index is adding 21.31 points or 0.10 percent to 20,544.14, after opening lower and touching a low of 20,466.80...

Ahead of Thursday's holiday for Asarnha Bucha Day, the Thai stock market had ended the four-day losing streak in which it had slipped almost 40 points or 2.8 percent. The Stock Exchange of Thailand settled just above the 1,415-point plateau, although the market is looking at further upside again on Friday. The...

The Indonesia stock market headed south again on Thursday, one session after it had halted the four-day slide in which it had given away more than 190 points or 4 percent. The Jakarta Composite Index now rests just above the 4,710-point plateau, and now the market figures to be rangebound on Friday. The...

The Australian stock market is up with modest gains on Friday, despite the mixed cues overnight from Wall Street and lower commodity prices. Bank stocks are advancing. In late-morning trades, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 Index is adding 25.30 points or 0.45 percent to 5,694.80, off a high of 5,698.90...

The Hong Kong stock market on Thursday snapped the two-day winning streak in which it had advanced almost 270 points or 1.1 percent. The Hang Seng Index settled just below the 24,500-point plateau, although the market is looking at a fairly quiet open on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The China stock market headed south again on Thursday, one session after it had ended the three-day slide in which it had tumbled more than 460 points or 11.5 percent. The Shanghai Composite Index settled just above the 3,700-point plateau, and the market is likely to see continued volatility again on...

The Taiwan stock market has finished higher in two of three trading days since the end of the four-day losing streak in which it had tumbled almost 450 points or 5 percent. The Taiwan Stock Exchange now rests just above the 8,650-point plateau, although the market may be stuck in neutral on Friday. The...

The Singapore stock market turned lower again on Thursday, one session after it had ended the six-day losing streak in which it had fallen more than 90 points or 2.8 percent. The Straits Times Index now rests just shy of the 3,250-point plateau, and the market is expected to hold steady in that neighborhood...

The Malaysia stock market picked up less than a point on Thursday, but that was enough to halt the six-day slide in which it had fallen more than 35 points or 2 percent. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index remained just below the 1,700-point plateau, and the market figures to remain stuck in that neighborhood...

The South Korea stock market has finished lower now in back-to-back sessions, giving away more than 20 points or 1 percent along the way. The KOSPI settled just below the 2,020-point plateau, and the market figures to be rangebound on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is flat to slightly...

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