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India's key benchmark indexes Sensex and Nifty rallied nearly a percent each to hit record highs on Thursday as investors took the U.S. Federal Reserve's decision to end its massive quantitative easing program in their stride. With the Narendra Modi government unveiling a slew of reform initiatives...

Asian-Market-100912_30Oct14.jpg Asian stocks rose broadly on Thursday as investors digested some upbeat corporate earnings reports and took the U.S. Federal Reserve's decision to end its massive quantitative easing program in their stride. As widely expected, the Fed repeated its pledge to keep short-term interest rates near zero...

Indian shares opened on a flat note Thursday amid mixed global cues after the U.S. Federal Reserve announced the end of its massive stimulus program as expected, citing solid job gains and a lower unemployment rate since the last FOMC meeting in September. While reiterating its commitment to keep...

Asian-Markets2_30Oct14.jpg Asian stock markets are mostly trading higher on Thursday, with investors reacting positively to the U.S. Federal Reserve's decision to end its asset buying program and the comments that interest rates will remain near zero for a considerable period of time even as it raised the outlook for the labor market.

Indian shares are seen opening slightly lower on Thursday, as investors pause for breath following two days of gains. Markets may turn volatile as traders roll over their positions ahead of the Futures & Options expiry. Investors will watch closely the direction of the rupee as the FOMC statement brought...

The Thai stock market has tracked to the upside now in five consecutive trading days, climbing more than 35 points or 2.3 percent along the way. The Stock Exchange of Thailand finished just above the 1,560-point plateau, although the market is now overdue for a correction to the downside on Thursday. The...

The Japanese stock market opened on a firm note Thursday, with investors reacting to some upbeat corporate earnings reports and on the U.S. Federal Reserve's decision to end its asset buying program thanks to an improving labor market. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index is up 90.6 points or 0.6 percent...

The Indonesia stock market wrote an emphatic finish to the three-day slide in which it had given away more than 100 points or 2 percent. The Jakarta Composite Index settled just below the 5,075-point plateau, although the market is expected to hand back those gains on Thursday. The global forecast...

The Australian stock market is trading higher Thursday, with investors indulging in some buying in financial, consumer staples and healthcare sectors, shrugging off a weak lead from Wall Street. The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index is up 24.5 points or 0.4 percent at 5,472.2. The broader All Ordinaries...

The Hong Kong stock market has closed higher now in two straight sessions, surging more than 675 points or 3 percent along the way. The Hang Seng Index ended just below the 23,820-point plateau, although the market may fall on profit taking on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets suggests...

The China stock market has tracked to the upside now in consecutive trading days, advancing more than 80 points or 3.6 percent along the way. The Shanghai Composite Index settled just above the 2,370-point plateau, although the market may run out of steam on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian...

The Taiwan stock market has finished higher now in back-to-back sessions, surging more than 275 points or 3.1 percent along the way. The Taiwan Stock Exchange closed just above the 8,900-point plateau, although the market is due for consolidation on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The Singapore stock market has alternated between positive and negative finishes since the end of the four-day winning streak in which it had advanced more than 80 points or 2.5 percent. The Straits Times Index settled just below the 3,225-point plateau, although the market is expected to turn south...

The Malaysia stock market has finished higher now in five straight sessions, advancing almost 45 points or 2.5 percent along the way. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index ended just below the 1,840-point plateau, although the market may fall Thursday on profit taking. The global forecast for the Asian...

The South Korea stock market has finished higher in two of three trading days since the end of the two-day slide in which it had given away almost a dozen points or 0.6 percent. The KOSPI settled just above the 1,960-point plateau, although the market is expected to turn lower again on Thursday. The...