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Indian shares rose in early trade Friday and the rupee opened marginally higher at 67.02 per dollar after the RBI announced a raft of measures to deepen the bond markets. Other Asian markets traded mixed as investors eagerly await a speech by Fed Chair Janet Yellen at the Kansas City Fed's policy...

Asianmarkets-111914_25Aug16.jpg Asian stock markets are mostly lower on Friday, tracking the negative cues overnight from Wall Street and on increased risk aversion ahead of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech at the Kansas City Fed's monetary policy symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, later in the day.

Indian shares may open flat to slightly higher on Friday as markets enter the September series of derivative contracts. Underlying sentiment may remain somewhat supported after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced a raft of measures to boost investor participation and market liquidity in both the...

The Japanese stock market is declining on Friday, tracking the weak cues from Wall Street and as a stronger yen weighed on exporters' shares. Investors are also cautious ahead of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech later in the day. In late-morning trades, the benchmark Nikkei 225 Index is...

The Thai stock market has alternated between positive and negative finishes through the last six trading days since the end of the three-day slide in which it had surrendered more than 20 points or 1.4 percent. The Stock Exchange of Thailand settled just beneath the 1,545-point plateau, and the market...

The Indonesia stock market on Thursday snapped the two-day slide in which it had surrendered almost 25 points or 0.5 percent. The Jakarta Composite Index settled just above the 5,450-point plateau, although the market figures to move lower again on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The Australian stock market is down with modest losses on Friday, tracking the negative cues from Wall Street and on caution ahead of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech due later in the day. Investors also digested mixed local corporate earnings results. The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 Index is...

The Hong Kong stock market bounced slightly higher again on Thursday, one session after it had ended the two-day winning streak in which it had gathered more than 60 points or 0.25 percent. The Hang Seng Index now rests just above the 22,825-point plateau, although the market figures to head south again...

The China stock market has tracked lower in back-to-back sessions, retreating more than 20 points or 0.6 percent along the way. The Shanghai Composite Index now rests just beneath the 3,070-point plateau, and the market may extend its losses on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is...

The Taiwan stock market has moved higher in two of three trading days since the end of the two-day slide in which it had fallen more than 140 points or 1.6 percent. The Taiwan Stock Exchange settled just above the 9,115-point plateau, although the market figures to see renewed consolidation on Friday. The...

The Singapore stock market has finished higher now in three straight sessions, gathering more than 35 points or 1.2 percent in that span. The Straits Times Index now rests just above the 2,875-point plateau, although the rally may stall on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is flat...

The Malaysia stock market has moved lower in three consecutive trading days, dipping almost a dozen points or 0.7 percent in that span. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index remains just above the 1,680-point plateau, and the market is looking at mild consolidation again on Friday. The global forecast...

The South Korea stock market has moved lower in two straight sessions, although it has given up just 7 points or 0.3 percent in that span. The KOSPI remains just beneath the 2,045-point plateau, and the market is expected to tick lower again on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is...

Asian-Markets1_24Aug16.jpg Asian stock markets are mixed on Thursday as investors treaded cautiously ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's annual symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, that starts later in the day. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will speak on Friday at the symposium and investors will keep a close eye on her remarks for clues about the outlook for U.S. interest rates.

The Thai stock market has alternated between positive and negative finishes through the last five trading days since the end of the three-day slide in which it had surrendered more than 20 points or 1.4 percent. The Stock Exchange of Thailand settled just above the 1,545-point plateau, although the market...

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