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Asian-Markets1_23Oct14.jpg Despite a strong lead from Wall Street, Asian stock markets are exhibiting a mixed trend on Friday with investors treading a bit cautiously, reacting to news about a confirmed case of Ebola virus in New York.

Ahead of Thursday's holiday for Chulalongkorn Memorial Day, the Thai stock market had halted the two-day slide in which it had eased just 2 points or 0.15 percent. The Stock Exchange of Thailand closed just above the 1,530-point plateau, and now the market is tipped to extend its gains. The global...

The Indonesia stock market has tracked higher now in back-to-back sessions, collecting almost 75 points or 1.5 percent along the way. The Jakarta Composite Index settled just above the 5,100-point plateau, and the market is looking at additional support on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian...

The Hong Kong stock market on Thursday wrote a finish to the four-day winning streak in which it had advanced more than 500 points or 2.2 percent. The Hang Seng Index closed just above the 23,330-point plateau, although the market is tipped to rebound on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian...

The China stock market has finished lower no in three straight sessions, tumbling more than 55 points or 2.4 percent along the way. The Shanghai Composite Index ended just above the 2,300-point plateau, although the market is expected to find traction on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The Taiwan stock market has alternated between positive and negative finishes through the last four trading days since the end of the three-day losing streak in which it had plummeted more than 250 points or 3 percent. The Taiwan Stock Exchange closed just above the 8,730-point plateau, although the...

The Singapore stock market has finished higher now in four straight sessions, advancing more than 80 points or 2.5 percent along the way. The Straits Times Index settled just above the 3,235-point plateau, and now the market is looking at another firm start on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian...

The Malaysia stock market turned higher again on Thursday, one session after it had ended the two-day winning streak in which it had collected more than 35 points or 2 percent. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index closed just above the 1,810-point plateau, and the market is expected to extend its gains on...

The South Korea stock market has alternated between positive and negative finishes through the last four trading days since the end of the three-day slide in which it had tumbled almost 30 points or 1.5 percent. The KOSPI settled just above the 1,930-point plateau, and now the market is expected to turn...

Asian-Market-100912_22Oct14.jpg Asian stock markets are mostly trading lower on Thursday with the overnight weak close on Wall Street and reports about a terror attack near the Canadian Parliament Wednesday hurting sentiment. Investors are also digesting a report from HSBC that showed China's manufacturing sector to have expanded in October.

The Japanese stock market opened notably lower Thursday, tracking cues from Wall Street where the major averages closed weak overnight on profit taking. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index is down 107.3 points or 0.7 percent at 15,088.5, after having declined to 15,059.6 earlier. Toyobo Co., Ebara Corp.,...

The Indonesia stock market bounced back to the upside again on Wednesday, one session after it had ended the two-day winning streak in which it had advanced almost 90 points or 1.8 percent. The Jakarta Composite Index closed just below the 5,075-point plateau, although the market may hand back those...

The Australian stock market is trading lower Thursday morning, dragged down by mining and energy stocks. The overnight fall on Wall Street and lower commodity prices are contributing to the weakness in the market. The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index is down 8.2 points at 5,377.7. Earlier, after falling...

The Hong Kong stock market has finished higher now in four straight sessions, climbing more than 500 points or 2.2 percent along the way. The Hang Seng Index settled just above the 23,400-point plateau, although investors figure to lock in gains on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The China stock market has finished lower now in back-to-back sessions, retreating more than 30 points or 1.3 percent along the way. The Shanghai Composite Index settled just above the 2,325-point plateau, and the market may take further damage on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...