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Indian shares rose notably on Friday as disappointing U.S. jobs data pushed back expectations of when the Federal Reserve will raise rates. Sliding crude oil prices, the rupee's strength against the dollar and reports that rainfall conditions are normalizing also helped improve investor sentiment ahead...

StockMarkets-112514_03Jul15.jpg Asian stocks closed mostly lower on Friday, with weak commodity prices, tepid U.S. data and worries about the upcoming referendum in Greece weighing on the markets. Disappointing U.S. jobs data tempered expectations for a September interest-rate hike from the Federal Reserve, offering some respite over...

The Indian markets opened higher on Friday and the rupee hit a one-month high in early trade after disappointing U.S. jobs data pushed back expectations of when the Federal Reserve will raise rates. The Asian markets are mostly lower, with tepid U.S. data and conflicting signals coming from Athens...

The Indian markets are set to open flat to slightly lower on Friday amid lackluster global cues. While investors continue to mull Greek developments, a batch of weaker-than-expected U.S. data tempered expectations for a September interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve. Closer home, there is...

The Thai stock market turned lower again on Thursday, one session after it had halted the two-day slide in which it had eased just 8 points or 0.5 percent. The Stock Exchange of Thailand now rests just above the 1,490-point plateau, and now the market may see a mild rebound on Friday. The global forecast...

Asian-Market-100912_02Jul15.jpg Asian stock markets are mostly trading lower on Friday, following a weak lead from Wall Street where traders were reluctant to take fresh positions going into the long weekend and ahead of Greece's weekend referendum.

The Indonesia stock market has alternated between positive and negative finishes through the last seven trading days since the end of the two-day slide in which it had fallen almost 50 points or 1 percent. The Jakarta Composite Index settled just above the 4,940-point plateau, and now the market is looking...

The Hong Kong stock market has moved higher now in back-to-back sessions, gathering almost 320 points or 1.3 percent along the way. The Hang Seng Index settled just above the 26,280-point plateau, and the market is looking at a steady open on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is roughly...

The China stock market has finished lower now in two straight sessions, plummeting more than 360 points or 8.8 percent along the way. The Shanghai Composite Index now rests just above the 3,910-point plateau, and now the market may see continued consolidation on Friday. The global forecast for the...

The winning streak has reached three sessions now for the Taiwan stock market, which has advanced more than 140 points or 1.5 percent along the way. The Taiwan Stock Exchange now rests just below the 9,380-point plateau, and now the market figures to be rangebound again on Friday. The global forecast...

The Singapore stock market on Thursday snapped the two-day winning streak in which it had collected more than 50 points or 1.5 percent. The Straits Times Index settled just above the 3,325-point plateau, and now the market figures to hold steady in that neighborhood again on Friday. The global forecast...

The winning streak has stretched to three sessions now for the Malaysia stock market, which has added more than 40 points or 2.3 percent along the way. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index settled just above the 1,730-point plateau, although the rally may stall on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian...

The South Korea stock market has finished higher now in three straight sessions, collecting almost 40 points or 2 percent along the way. The KOSPI settled just shy of the 2,110-point plateau, although the rally may run out of steam on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is roughly flat...

The Indian markets drifted lower on Thursday after global rating agency Fitch cut India's real GDP growth forecasts to 7.8 percent for the current fiscal from 8 percent, saying the country's business environment is relatively weak compared with peers and will take time to turn around. Lingering worries...

Asianmarkets-111914_02Jul15.jpg Asian stocks ended mostly higher for the third day in a row Thursday despite any apparent progress in Greek debt talks. With Eurozone finance ministers ruling out bailout talks until after Sunday's referendum, investor focus temporarily shifted to the all-important U.S. jobs report and durable goods...

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