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The Indian markets fell on Friday, tracking weak Asian cues amid renewed concerns over Ukraine after interim President Oleksandr Turchynov relaunched anti-terrorism operations in the country's embattled eastern regions, prompting Russian criticism. Sentiment was also dampened after the India Meteorological...

Asian-Markets2_24Apr14.jpg Asian stock markets are exhibiting a mixed trend on Friday with investors treading cautiously amid lingering worries about the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. A rather lackluster close on Wall Street overnight amid a mixed batch of economic data is also contributing to the slightly negative sentiment in the Asian region.

Indian shares are poised to open lower on Friday, tracking weak Asian cues as trading resumes after a holiday the previous day on the eve of general elections in Mumbai. According to media reports, there was a marked improvement in the voter turnout for the 11 states and one union territory, which went...

The Thai stock market gave up less than a point on Thursday - but that was enough to snap the six-day winning streak in which it had risen almost 35 points or 2.4 percent. The Stock Exchange of Thailand finished just above the 1,420-point plateau, and now the market figures to be rangebound on Friday. The...

The Japanese stock market is trading notably higher on Friday with investors indulging in some buying, tracking quarterly earnings reports. The yen's slight retreat against the U.S. dollar is aiding sentiment to an extent. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index is up 99 points or 0.7 percent at 14,504.0,...

The Indonesia stock market has finished lower now in back-to-back sessions, although it has fallen just 7 points or 0.15 percent in that span. The Jakarta Composite Index closed just above the 4,890-point plateau, and the market may again challenge resistance at 4,900 points on Friday. The global...

The Hong Kong stock market on Thursday halted the two-day slide in which it had given away more than 250 points or 1.1 percent. The Hang Seng Index settled just above the 22,560-point plateau, and the market may extend its gains on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is mixed to slightly...

The China stock market has finished lower now in two straight sessions, retreating more than 15 points or 0.75 percent along the way. The Shanghai Composite Index settled just above the 2,055-point plateau, and now the market is tipped to open higher on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The Taiwan stock market has moved lower now in consecutive trading days, dipping nearly 30 points or 0.3 percent along the way. The Taiwan Stock Exchange closed just above the 8,945-point plateau, and the market may see a measure of traction on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is...

The Singapore stock market bounced right back to the upside again on Thursday, one session after it had snapped the five-day winning streak in which it had risen almost 80 points or 2.5 percent. The Straits Times Index closed just below the 3,285-point level, and the market is expected to be rangebound...

The Malaysia stock market gave up just a pair of points on Thursday - but that was enough to halt the five-day winning streak in which it had gathered almost 20 points or 1 percent. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index settled just above the 1,865-point plateau, and the market figures to remain in that neighborhood...

The South Korea stock market has finished lower in back-to-back sessions, although it has eased just 5 points or 0.2 percent in the process. The KOSPI closed just below the 2,000-point plateau, and now the market may re-test that level on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is mixed...

stock-market-9_24Apr14.jpg Asian stocks swung between gains and losses on Thursday as investors digested softer than expected U.S. home sales data and strong quarterly earnings from tech giants Apple Inc. and Facebook Inc. Losses on Wall Street overnight and little progress on a Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal kept investors...

Asian-Markets1_23Apr14.jpg Asian stock markets are exhibiting a mixed trend on Thursday, with investors treading cautiously following the overnight weak close on Wall Street. Concerns about the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and a lack of fresh triggers appear to be prompting investors to stay on the sidelines.

The Japanese stock market opened lower on Thursday, tracking cues from Wall Street where profit-taking and a somewhat disappointing March housing data dragged down stocks. Shares from utility, mining, automobile and glass sectors are trading weak, while some key stocks in non-ferrous metals and insurance...