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Indian shares ended a choppy session modestly higher on Thursday on optimism that Budget proposals will increase corporate earnings and push growth. While FMCG and healthcare stocks paced the gainers, metal stocks came under significant selling pressure on concerns over China's economic slowdown. Meanwhile,...

Asianmarkets-111914_05Mar15.jpg Asian stocks ended mostly lower on Thursday, with weakness on Wall Street overnight and China's economic woes keeping investors cautious ahead of a European Central Bank (ECB) meeting later in the day and U.S. jobs data due on Friday. The ECB is likely to unveil more detailed descriptions of its...

The Indian markets opened higher on Thursday despite weak global cues. The Asian markets are broadly lower, tracking weak U.S. cues and as China lowered its annual GDP growth target to around 7 percent this year, the lowest level in 15 years, from 7.5 percent last year. The benchmark BSE Sensex is...

Indian shares may open higher on Thursday as indicated by futures trade on Singapore Stock Exchange. Stocks fell on Wednesday after rising sharply early in the session as the RBI delivered its second interest rate cut this year. The Sensex and Nifty indexes both climbed about 1.5 percent each to hit...

Asianmarkets-111914_04Mar15.jpg Asian stock markets are mostly lower on Thursday, tracking the weak cues overnight from Wall Street and as China, the world's second-largest economy, lowered its economic growth forecast for 2015 to about 7 percent. Investors are also treading cautiously ahead of Thursday's European Central Bank meeting, which will be held in Cyprus.

The Japanese stock market pared initial losses and climbed into positive territory on Thursday, as exporter stocks were propped up by a slightly weaker yen. In late-morning trades, the benchmark Nikkei 225 Index is adding 49.11 points or 0.26 percent to 18,752.71, after touching a low of 18,655.36...

Ahead of Wednesday's holiday for Makha Bucha Day, the Thai stock market had finished lower in three straight sessions, giving away more than 30 points or 2 percent in that span. The Stock Exchange of Thailand settled just above the 1,560-point plateau, and now the market draws another soft start again...

The Indonesia stock market has finished lower now in back-to-back trading days, shedding almost 30 points or 0.6 percent along the way. The Jakarta Composite Index settled just below the 5,450-point plateau, and now the market draws a lower open again on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian...

The Australian stock market opened lower on Thursday, tracking the weak cues overnight from Wall Street. Banks and mining stocks are weak. In late-morning trades, the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 Index is down 17.50 points or 0.30 percent to 5,884.10 after earlier declining to 5,871.70. The All Ordinaries...

The Hong Kong stock market has finished lower in two straight sessions, tumbling more than 420 points or 1.7 percent along the way. The Hang Seng Index closed just above the 24,460-point plateau, and now the market may take further damage again on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The China stock market turned higher again on Wednesday, one session after it had ended the three-day rally in which it had surged almost 110 points or 3.2 percent. The Shanghai Composite Index ended just below the 3,280-point plateau, and now traders are expecting more volatility again on Thursday. The...

The Taiwan stock market has closed to the upside in two straight sessions, although it has added just over 20 points or 0.2 percent in that span. The Taiwan Stock Exchange finished just above the 9,620-point plateau, although the market is expected to head south again on Thursday. The global forecast...

The Singapore stock market on Wednesday snapped the modest two-day winning streak in which it had gained almost 20 points or 0.6 percent. The Straits Times Index ended just above the 3,415-point plateau, and now the market may extend its losses on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The Malaysia stock market has tracked higher now in back-to-back sessions, gathering almost 10 points or 0.6 percent along the way. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index settled just above the 1,825-point plateau, and now the market may run out of steam on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The South Korea stock market on Wednesday snapped the two-day winning streak in which it had collected more than 15 points or 0.75 percent. The KOSPI closed just below the 2,000-point plateau, and now the market may tick lower again on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is soft due...

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