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Indian shares erased early gains to end on a flat note on Thursday, as the near month February 2017 derivatives contracts expired and investors locked in some profits ahead of the long weekend. The markets will remain closed on Friday on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri festival. The benchmark 30-share...

StockMarkets-112514_23Feb17.jpg Asian stocks turned in a mixed performance on Thursday as European political risks remained in focus and the minutes of the Federal Reserve's last policy meeting indicated a rate hike would be on the table at the Fed's next meeting in March, should jobs and inflation data come in line with expectations....

Indian shares opened slightly higher on Thursday and the rupee traded marginally higher against the dollar, even as minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve's latest meeting showed board members are confident the economy can handle further tightening. The benchmark BSE Sensex was up 43 points or 0.15...

Asian-Markets1_22Feb17.jpg Asian stock markets are mostly lower on Thursday following the mixed cues overnight from Wall Street after minutes of the Federal Reserve's latest monetary policy meeting said it might be appropriate to raise interest rates again "fairly soon" if the data is in line or stronger than expectations. In addition, weaker commodity prices weighed on resources stocks.

The positive momentum on Dall Street is set to continue despite minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve's latest meeting showing board members are confident the economy can handle further tightening. The dollar firmed up following overnight losses and crude oil also rebounded after snapping a three-session...

The Japanese stock market is modestly lower on Thursday, following the mixed cues overnight from Wall Street after the release of the Federal Reserve minutes and on a stronger yen. In late-morning trades, the benchmark Nikkei 225 Index is declining 60.97 points or 0.31 percent to 19,318.90, off a...

The Thai stock market bounced higher again on Wednesday, one session after it had ended the four-day winning streak in which it had gathered just 6 points or 0.4 percent. The Stock Exchange of Thailand now rests just above the 1,570-point plateau, although the market may open under pressure on Thursday. The...

The Indonesia stock market has moved higher in two of three trading days since the end of the three-day slide in which it had surrendered almost 60 points or 1.2 percent. The Jakarta Composite Index now rests just beneath the 5,360-point plateau, although the market is expected to turn lower again on...

The Australian stock market is declining on Thursday following the lackluster cues overnight from Wall Street and lower commodity prices. Investors are also taking profits as the corporate earnings season winds down. In late-morning trades, the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 Index is losing 25.40 points or...

The Hong Kong stock market has alternated between positive and negative finishes through the last four trading days since the end of the two-day winning streak in which it had collected more than 300 points or 1.2 percent. The Hang Seng Index now rests just above the 24,200-point plateau, although investors...

The China stock market has moved higher in three consecutive trading days, gathering almost 60 points or 1.9 percent in that span. The Shanghai Composite Index now rests above the 3,260-point plateau, although the rally may stall on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is soft, thanks...

The Taiwan stock market has finished higher in back-to-back sessions, gathering more than 25 points or 0.3 percent along the way. The Taiwan Stock Exchange now rests just beneath the 9,780-point plateau, although the market may run out of steam on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The Singapore stock market on Wednesday halted the two-day losing streak in which it had given away more than a dozen points or 0.4 percent along the way. The Straits Times Index now rests just above the 3,120-point plateau, although the market may see renewed selling pressure again on Thursday. The...

The Malaysia stock market bounced higher again on Wednesday, one session after it had snapped the two-day winning streak in which it had collected almost 5 points or 0.3 percent. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index new rests just beneath the 1,710-point plateau, although the market may head south again...

The win streak has hit three days for the South Korea stock market, which has gathered almost 25 points or 1.2 percent in that span. The KOSPI now rests just above the 2,105-point plateau, although investors may cash in on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is soft, thanks to profit...

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