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Indian shares opened marginally higher on Monday, tracking positive global cues. Investors are adopting a cautious stance ahead of F&O expiry on Wednesday and a holiday on Thursday on account of Christmas. The benchmark S&P BSE Sensex is currently up 45 points or 0.16 percent at 27,416, while the...

Asian-Markets1_21Dec14.jpg Asian stock markets are trading higher on Monday, with most of them rising sharply on firmer commodity prices. A positive lead from Wall Street where stocks extended their gains on Friday thanks to optimism about the U.S. economy and easing concerns about interest rates is also contributing to the fairly upbeat mood in the region.

The Indian markets are poised to open higher on Monday, extending strong gains seen over the past two days. Indian shares ended flat last week as a selloff in the early part of the week offset big gains coming towards the fag-end of the week. Stocks may turn volatile this week ahead of F&O expiry...

The Thai stock market on Friday halted the two-day winning streak in which it had advanced more than 55 points or 3.6 percent. The Stock Exchange of Thailand ended just below the 1,515-point plateau, although the market may see renewed support on Monday. The global forecast for the Asian markets remains...

The Japanese market has retreated after a positive start Monday, with stocks seeing some profit taking after recent strength. A positive lead from Wall Street and the yen's modest upmove against the greenback had lifted stocks in opening trades. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index is down 19.8 points or...

The Australian stock market is trading notably higher Monday, riding on gains in the resources sector thanks to firmer commodity prices. A positive lead from Wall Street is also contributing to the market's upmove. The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index is up 56.8 points or 1.1 percent at $5,395.4. The broader...

The Indonesia stock market has closed higher now in three straight sessions, climbing more than 115 points or 2.2 percent along the way. The Jakarta Composite Index settled just below the 5,145-point plateau, and the market draws another firm start on Monday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The Hong Kong stock market has finished higher now in two straight sessions, collecting more than 550 points or 2.4 percent along the way. The Hang Seng Index closed just above the 23,110-point plateau, and now the market is expected to open in the green again on Monday. The global forecast for the...

The China stock market bounced right back to the upside again on Friday, one session after it had ended the four-day winning streak in which it had advanced almost 140 points or 4.6 percent. The Shanghai Composite Index closed just below the 3,110-point plateau, and the market may see additional support...

The Taiwan stock market has tracked to the upside in back-to-back sessions, gathering more than 170 points or 1.9 percent along the way. The Taiwan Stock Exchange settled just below the 9,000-point plateau, and the market may crack that barrier on Monday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The winning streak has stretched to three sessions now for the Singapore stock market, which has advanced almost 65 points or 2 percent along the way. The Straits Times Index closed just below the 3,280-point plateau, and now the market may see additional support on Monday. The global forecast for...

The Malaysia stock market has finished higher now in three straight sessions, climbing more than 40 points or 2.3 percent in that span. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index settled just above the 1,715-point plateau, and the market may add to its winnings on Monday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The South Korea stock market on Friday wrote an emphatic finish to the four-day losing streak in which it had given away more than 25 points or 1.2 percent. The KOSPI closed just below the 1,930-point plateau, and the market may tick higher again on Monday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

stockmarket-121814_19Dec14.jpg Indian equities ended flat this week as a selloff in the early part of the week offset big gains coming towards the fag-end of the week. India's benchmark index Sensex ended just about 0.1 percent higher at 27,371.84 in the week ended Friday, while the broader Nifty index ended virtually unchanged at...

The Indian markets rose sharply for a second consecutive session on Friday, with strong buying seen in IT, metal, capital goods, banking and oil/gas stocks, as investors continued to embrace Federal Reserve's pledge to be patient in hiking interest rates. Among other factors, FII flows are driven...