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The Malaysia stock market turned higher again on Tuesday, one session after it had halted the modest two-day winning streak in which it had advanced almost 15 points or 0.8 percent. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index finished just above the 1,865-point plateau, and the market figures to be rangebound again...

The South Korea stock market has finished lower now in three straight trading days, giving away almost 25 points or 1.3 percent along the way. The KOSPI settled just above the 2,050-point plateau, and the market may find some traction on Wednesday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is roughly...

Asian-Markets2_02Sep14.jpg Asian stock markets are turning in a mixed performance on Tuesday with investors reacting to regional economic data, after the European markets closed flat overnight. The U.S. markets were shut overnight for Labor Day holiday. The mood is a bit cautious in the region, with investors looking ahead to the European Central Bank's monetary policy, due later this week.

The Japanese stock market opened on a firm note Tuesday, with a weaker yen aiding sentiment. Shares of export-oriented companies are trading higher. Chemical, non-ferrous metals and rubber stocks are among the other early gainers. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index is up 184.5 points or 1.2 percent...

The Australian stock market is trading subdued on Tuesday with investors looking for fresh triggers after the European markets closed flat overnight. The U.S. markets were closed on Monday for Labor Day holiday. Energy and telecommunications stocks are edging higher, while stocks from most of the...

Asian-Markets1_01Sep14.jpg Asian stock markets are trading mostly higher on Monday, tracking positive cues from Wall Street where the major averages edged up on Friday on some upbeat economic data. However, gains are just modest in the region following a somewhat disappointing reading on Chinese manufacturing activity in August. Investors are also reacting to some soft economic data from the region.

The Thai stock market has alternated between positive and negative finishes through the last four trading days since the end of the five-day winning streak in which it had gathered more than 20 points or 1.3 percent. The Stock Exchange of Thailand closed just above the 1,560-point plateau, and the market...

The Japanese stock market opened on a firm note on Monday, lifted by a positive lead from Wall Street and a weaker yen. However, with a weak reading on Chinese manufacturing sector activity in August hurting sentiment a bit, gains are just modest at present. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index is up 27.8...

The Indonesia on Friday snapped the modest two-day winning streak in which it had gathered almost 40 points or 0.8 percent. The Jakarta Composite Index settled just above the 5,135-point plateau, and the market is looking at a steady start on Monday. The global forecast for the Asian markets remains...

The Australian stock market is trading higher on Monday, with investors indulging in some strong buying at several counters following a positive lead from Wall Street. Energy, mining, financial, property trusts and industrial stocks are mostly higher. The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 Index is up 25.7...

The Hong Kong stock market picked up just a single point on Friday - but that was enough to snap the three-day slide in which it had given away more than 425 points or 1.7 percent. The Hang Seng Index remained just above the 24,740-point plateau, and the market is looking at a narrow trading range on...

The China stock market has moved higher in two of three trading days since the end of the two-day slide in which it had retreated almost 35 points or 1.5 percent. The Shanghai Composite Index ended just above the 2,215-point plateau, although the market may hand back some of those gains on Monday. The...

The Taiwan stock market has tracked lower now in two straight sessions, giving away almost 50 points or 0.5 percent along the way. The Taiwan Stock Exchange settled just above the 9,435-point plateau, and the market figures to be rangebound on Monday. The global forecast for the Asian markets remains...

The Singapore stock market has finished lower now in back-to-back sessions, retreating almost 15 points or 0.4 percent along the way. The Straits Times Index closed just above the 3,325-point plateau, and the market figures to remain in that neighborhood on Monday. The global forecast for the Asian...

The South Korea stock market on Friday halted the five-day winning streak in which it had advanced more than 30 points or 1.5 percent. The KOSPI settled just below the 2,070-point plateau, and the market may be stuck in neutral on Monday. The global forecast for the Asian markets remains murky thanks...