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The Thai stock market has closed lower now in two straight trading days, giving away almost 25 points or 1.6 percent in that span. The Stock Exchange of Thailand finished just below the 1,545-point plateau, although the market figures to halt that slide on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian...

StockMarket4-112114_23Apr15.jpg Asian stock markets are mostly higher on Friday, tracking the gains on Wall Street overnight where the Nasdaq Index set a new record closing high. Optimism that the U.S. Federal Reserve will delay its planned increase in interest rates also buoyed sentiment.

The Indonesia stock market has finished lower in back-to-back sessions, falling almost 25 points or 0.5 percent along the way. The Jakarta Composite Index settled just above the 5,435-point plateau, although the market draws a higher open on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets suggests...

The Japanese stock market opened lower on profit-taking Friday, following the recent strong gains that propelled the benchmark Nikkei 225 Index to 15-year highs. Exporters are mixed on the back of a slightly stronger yen. In late-morning trades Thursday, the benchmark Nikkei 225 Index is down 97.61...

The Hong Kong stock market on Thursday halted the two-ay winning streak in which it had spiked more than 850 points or 3.1 percent. The Hang Seng Index settled just above the 27,825-point plateau, although the market may rebound on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets suggests mild upside,...

The Australian stock market is higher on Friday amid a broad-based rally, tracking the gains on Wall Street overnight where the Nasdaq Index set a new record closing high. In addition, higher commodity prices lifted resource stocks. In late-morning trades, the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 Index is up 62.70...

The win streak has stretched to three sessions now for the China stock market, which has climbed nearly 200 points or 4.8 percent to another fresh seven-year closing high. The Shanghai Composite Index settled just below the 4,415-point plateau, although now the market is overdue for profit taking on...

The Taiwan stock market has finished higher now in consecutive trading days, surging more than 260 points or 2.7 percent on its way to a seven-year closing high. The Taiwan Stock Exchange closed just shy of the 9,800-point plateau, although investors may lock in gains on Friday. The global forecast...

The Singapore stock market has finished higher in two of three trading days since the end of the three-day slide in which it had fallen more than 35 points or 1 percent. The Straits Times Index settled just above the 3,500-point plateau, and the market is poised to add to its winnings on Friday. The...

The Malaysia stock market has finished lower now in back-to-back sessions, giving away more than 15 points or 0.9 percent along the way. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index ended just above the 1,845-point plateau, although the market may find traction on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The South Korea stock market on Thursday snapped the two-day slide in which it had eased just 3 points or 0.1 percent. The KOSPI settled just below the 2,175-point plateau, and the market draws another firm open on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets suggests mild upside, again thanks...

The Indian markets fell on Thursday, tracking mixed global cues. The markets opened on a firm note after Jayant Sinha, Minister of State for Finance, told foreign portfolio investors in a conference call that the government was committed to a stable tax regime and MAT would not be levied on funds that...

Asianmarkets-112014_23Apr15.jpg The major Asian markets rose on Thursday, with Chinese and Japanese shares hitting fresh multi-year highs, as investors shrugged off weak manufacturing data out of China amid bets policymakers will act to shore up growth in the world's second-largest economy. Chinese shares hit a fresh seven-year...

The Indian markets have opened on a strong note Thursday after snapping a five-session losing streak yesterday. Global cues remain positive, while the rupee opened marginally lower on expectations of an early rate hike from the U.S. Federal Reserve. The Asian markets are trading mostly higher, tracking...

Asian-Markets2_22Apr15.jpg Asian stock markets are mostly trading higher on Thursday, despite a private report that showed China's manufacturing activity touched a 12-month low. The Japanese market once again touched a new 15-year high on Thursday.

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