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Asian-Markets2_14Sep14.jpg Asian stock markets are trading weak on Monday, with a weak lead from Wall Street and reports showing a slowdown in Chinese industrial activity hurting sentiment. Investors are treading cautiously, looking ahead to the outcome of the U.S. Federal Reserve's policy meeting that concludes on Wednesday.

Indian stocks may open lower on Monday and trade in a range, tracking the muted cues from Wall Street and other Asian markets. Weak industrial output data released on Friday may also weigh on investor sentiment. In addition, investors are likely to remain cautious ahead of this week's U.S. Federal...

The Thai stock market picked up less than a point on Friday - but that was enough to halt the three-day losing streak in which it had given away less than 5 points or 0.3 percent. The Stock Exchange of Thailand remained just above the 1,580-point plateau, although now the market is expected to hand back...

The Indonesia stock market on Friday snapped the three-day losing streak in which it had fallen more than 110 points or 2.2 percent. The Jakarta Composite Index ended just above the 5,140-point plateau, although the market is looking at a lower open again on Monday. The global forecast for the Asian...

The losing streak has stretched to six sessions now for the Hong Kong stock market, which has plummeted more than 730 points or 2.8 percent in that span. The Hang Seng Index settled just below the 24,600-point plateau, and the market draws another soft start on Monday. The global forecast for the...

The China stock market on Friday snapped the two-day losing streak in which it had fallen nearly 15 points or 0.6 percent. Now at a six-month closing high, the Shanghai Composite Index ended just above the 2,330-point plateau, although the market may see renewed selling pressure on Monday. The global...

The Taiwan stock market has finished lower now in three straight sessions, tumbling more than 210 points or 2.3 percent in that span. The Taiwan Stock Exchange ended just above the 9,220-point plateau, and the market is looking at further damage again on Monday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The Singapore stock market has alternated between positive and negative finishes through the last four trading days since the end of the three-day slide in which it had surrendered almost 15 points or 0.5 percent. The Straits Times Index ended just above the 3,345-point plateau, and the market is expected...

The Malaysia stock market has tracked to the downside in three straight sessions now, tumbling more than 20 points or 1.1 percent along the way. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index closed just above the 1,855-point plateau, and the market is tipped to extend its losses on Monday. The global forecast...

The South Korea stock market on Friday wrote a finish to the two-day slide in which it had given away more than 20 points or 1 percent. The KOSPI settled just above the 2,040-point plateau, although the market figures to reverse those gains on Monday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is soft,...

Asian-Markets1_11Sep14.jpg Asian stock markets are exhibiting a mixed trend on Friday, with investors treading cautiously following a weak U.S. jobless claims data. Geopolitical concerns and the overnight flat close on Wall Street also appear to be contributing to the somewhat sluggish movements in most of the markets in the region.

Indian stocks are once again likely to open lower on Friday, following the weak global cues amid geopolitical concerns. The European markets closed slightly lower and the U.S. bourses were mixed, but barely changed overnight. Asian markets are also exhibiting a mixed trend. Investors are likely to...

The Thai stock market has tracked lower now in three straight sessions, although it has fallen less than 5 points or 0.3 percent in that span. The Stock Exchange of Thailand remained just above the 1,580-point plateau, and now the market is looking at a flat lead for Friday. The global forecast for...

The Japanese stock market is trading modestly higher on Friday, with investors shrugging off a flat lead from Wall Street and picking up stocks after the yen weakened to a new six-year low against the dollar. The mood, however, is slightly cautious ahead of a long weekend and on the overnight flat...

The Indonesia stock market has finished lower now in three straight trading days, plunging more than 110 points or 2.2 percent along the way. The Jakarta Composite Index settled just above the 5,130-point plateau, and the market may take further damage on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian...