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Indian shares fell sharply on Friday, tracking overnight losses in the U.S. and European markets and a subdued trend in other Asian markets this morning as fresh concerns about the state of the credit markets, lingering geopolitical worries and the looming end of economic stimulus from the U.S. Federal...

stock-market-down_01Aug14.jpg Asian stocks fell across the board on Friday, joining a global sell-off, as fresh concerns about the state of the credit markets and lingering geopolitical worries weighed on investors' risk appetite. Data showing a surprisingly strong pick up in Chinese manufacturing activity helped to cap overall losses...

Indian shares drifted lower on Friday, tracking weak cues from the U.S. and European markets as worries that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates sooner than expected rattled investors. Concerns over Argentina's debt default and lingering geopolitical concerns also spurred broader risk aversion....

Asian-Market-100912_31Jul14.jpg Asian stock markets are mostly trading notably lower on Friday, tracking cues from Wall Street where the major averages plunged overnight amid geopolitical concerns and on some weak economic data. However, data showing an improvement in Chinese manufacturing activity in July has pulled some of the markets in the region from their lower levels.

After opening sharply down on Wall Street cues, the Japanese market has regained some lost ground on Friday, with some upbeat earnings reports and data showing an improvement in Chinese factory activity triggering buying at lower levels. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index is down 34.2 points or 0.2 percent...

Indian shares are set to open lower on Friday, joining a global sell-off, as a wave of risk aversion rippled through financial markets. Investors are mainly concerned about rising geopolitical risks and the prospects of earlier rate hikes in the U.S. as data continues to point to improvements in the...

The Thai stock market has closed lower now in five consecutive sessions, tumbling more than 40 points or 2.7 percent in that span. The Stock Exchange of Thailand finished just above the 1,500-point plateau, and the market figures to surrender that support on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian...

The Australian stock market is trading lower on Friday, with investors indulging in some heavy selling across the board, tracking cues from Wall Street where the major averages plunged overnight amid geopolitical concerns and on some weak economic data. The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index is down 72.1...

The Hong Kong stock market has finished higher now in eight straight sessions, surging more than 1,375 points or 5.5 percent en route to another fresh three-year closing high. The Hang Seng Index settled just above the 24,755-point plateau, although the market is overdue for a round of profit-taking...

The China stock market bounced higher again on Thursday, one session after it had snapped the six-day winning streak in which it had surged more than 125 points or 6.2 percent. The Shanghai Composite Index finished just above the 2,200-point plateau, although the market is unlikely to hold that line...

The Taiwan stock market headed south again on Thursday, one session after it had hated the three-day slide in which it had given away 140 points or 1.4 percent. The Taiwan Stock Exchange settled just above the 9,315-point plateau, and the market may take further damage on Friday. The global forecast...

The Singapore stock market has alternated between positive and negative finishes through the last four trading days since the end of the eight-day winning streak in which it had climbed more than 60 points or 1.8 percent. The Straits Times Index finished just below the 3,375-point plateau, although the...

The Malaysia stock market on Thursday snapped the five-day winning streak in which it had gathered 10 points or 0.55 percent. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index finished just above the 1,870-point plateau, and the market may take further damage on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is...

The South Korea stock market on Thursday wrote a finish to the four-day winning streak in which it had advanced almost 55 points or 2.6 percent en route to a fresh three-year closing high. The KOSPI settled just above the 2,075-point plateau, and the market may see losses accelerate on Friday. The...

Indian shares ended a choppy session notably lower on Thursday on the eve of the expiry of July series derivative contracts. Stocks surrendered early gains, hit by weak cues from Europe after Argentina defaulted on its debt for the second time in 13 years. The benchmark S&P BSE Sensex ended the session...