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Indian shares ended Friday's session marginally higher, helped by a positive lead from European markets as well as a rebound in oil prices and the rupee. While steep losses in Japanese shares spoiled sentiment in early trade, higher U.S. index futures and a rally in European markets on the back of...

StockMarkets-112514_12Feb16.jpg Most Asian shares fell on Friday, with Japanese equities leading losses in the region as trading resumed after a public holiday the previous day. Nevertheless, viewed against the backdrop of the recent carnage, several markets in the region showed obvious signs of stability amid some recovery in...

Indian shares pared early gains after opening notably higher despite weak global cues. The benchmark indexes Sensex and the Nifty were up just about 0.3 percent in early trade after plunging more than 3 percent in a bloody carnage on Thursday, weighed down by sluggish earnings results from PSU banks,...

Asian-Markets1_11Feb16.jpg Asian stock markets, led by Japan, are mostly in negative territory on Friday, with the volatile crude oil prices and mounting worries about banks' profitability in the low-growth rate and low interest-rate environment weighing on investor sentiment. Meanwhile, the Japanese yen and gold strengthened, as investors rushed to safe-haven assets amid rising risk aversion.

Indian shares look set to open sharply higher on Friday as indicated by the Nifty futures traded on the Singapore Exchange. While the global turmoil is unlikely to abate soon, a nearly 6 percent jump in crude prices on talk of possible coordinated output cuts and the strength of domestic economic fundamentals...

The Thai stock market has finished lower in two of three trading days since the end of the four-day winning streak in which it had advanced more than 25 points or 1.9 percent. The Stock Exchange of Thailand settled just above the 1,280-point plateau, and the market may extend its losses on Friday. ...

The Japanese stock market is down with sharp losses on Friday, with the Nikkei 225 index falling below the key 15,000 level for the first time in sixteen months. Worries about the global economy and the stronger safe-haven yen weighed on investor sentiment. In late-morning trades, the benchmark Nikkei...

The Indonesia stock market on Thursday snapped the two-day slide in which it had fallen more than 65 points or 1.4 percent. The Jakarta Composite Index settled just above the 4,775-point plateau, although the market may head south again on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is soft,...

The Australian stock market is in negative territory on Friday, tracking the weak cues overnight from international markets amid rising worries about the health of European banks and falling oil prices. Banks and mining stocks are among the leading decliners. In late-morning trades, the benchmark...

The Hong Kong stock market on Thursday wrote a crashing finish to the two-day winning streak in which it had advanced almost 300 points or 1.5 percent. The Hang Seng Index settled just above the 18,545-point plateau, and the market may take further damage on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian...

The Singapore stock market has finished lower in consecutive trading days, sliding more than 85 points or 3.4 percent along the way. The Straits Times Index now rests just beneath the 2,540-point plateau, and the market draws another weak lead again on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The Malaysia stock market has tracked lower in back-to-back sessions, sliding almost 20 points or 1.2 percent along the way. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index remained just beneath the 1,645-point plateau, and the market is tipped to open under pressure again on Friday. The global forecast for the...

The South Korea stock market on Thursday snapped the two-day winning streak in which it had collected more than 25 points or 1.3 percent. The KOSPI settled just above the 1,860-point plateau, and the market is expected to take further damage again on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

Indian shares mimicked their Asian and European peers to end sharply lower on Thursday as a slew of negative catalysts such as plunging oil prices, concerns over the health of global banks and worries that global central banks are running out of ammunition to stimulate growth sent investors fleeing riskier...

AsianMarkets-011615_11Feb16.jpg Asian stock markets took another pounding on Thursday as markets in Hong Kong and South Korea resumed trading following a long weekend. While Australian shares saw some bargain hunting after sliding into bear territory on Wednesday, markets in mainland China, Japan and Taiwan were shut for holidays. Investor...

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