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The Thai stock market has finished higher now in back-to-back sessions, gathering nearly 20 points or 1.4 percent along the way. The Stock Exchange of Thailand closed just below the 1,410-point plateau, and now the market may dip Friday on profit taking. The global forecast for the Asian markets is...

The China stock market has alternated between positive and negative finishes through the last five trading days since the end of the four-day winning streak in which it had gathered more than 90 points or 4.4 percent. The Shanghai Composite Index settled just below the 2,100-point plateau, and now the...

The Taiwan stock market has moved to the upside now in three consecutive trading days, gathering nearly 90 points or 1 percent in that span. The Taiwan Stock Exchange closed just below the 8,945-point plateau, and now the market figures to remain in that neighborhood again on Friday. The global forecast...

The Malaysia stock market has finished higher in two of three trading days since the end of the two-day losing streak in which it had fallen 8 points or 0.4 percent. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index settled just above the 1,850-point plateau, and now little movement is expected for the market on Friday. The...

The South Korea stock market has finished lower now in five straight trading days, falling more than 15 points or 0.8 percent in that span. The KOSPI remained just above the 1,990-point plateau, and the market is expected to remain rangebound again on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

Indian shares rose sharply on Thursday after global ratings agency Standard and Poor's signaled it may upgrade India's rating outlook if the incoming government implements policies such as passing a goods and services tax that effectively addresses some of the credit weaknesses. Global cues remained...

Asian-Markets1_17Apr14.jpg Asian stocks ended mostly higher on Thursday following reassuring comments from the Federal Reserve chief. Gains, however, were modest on growing concerns about military activity in Ukraine and amid caution ahead of a long weekend. Tokyo stocks swung between gains and losses before closing on a flat...

The Indian markets followed Asian stocks higher on Thursday after U.S. industrial production grew more than forecast in March and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the central bank will remain highly accommodative until employment and inflation reach healthier levels. The benchmark S&P BSE Sensex...

Asian-Markets1_16Apr14.jpg Asian stock markets are exhibiting a mixed trend on Thursday, with investors mostly treading cautiously ahead of a long weekend. Despite a positive lead overnight from Wall Street, buying interest is somewhat subdued in most of the markets in the Asian region.

Indian shares are seen opening higher on Thursday, tracking firm global cues as investors digest comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on monetary policy and the economic outlook. IT stocks are likely to be in focus after Tata Consultancy Services, India's largest software services exporter,...

The Japanese stock market is swinging between gains and losses on Thursday, despite a positive lead overnight from Wall Street. Though some positive data economic data from the U.S. and China are aiding sentiment to an extent, a section of investors are indulging in some profit taking after recent gains,...

The Thai stock market bounced back to the upside again on Wednesday, one session after it halted the two-day winning streak in which it had gathered more than 10 points or 0.6 percent. The Stock Exchange of Thailand settled just above the 1,400-point plateau, and now the market may inch higher again...

The Australian stock market is trading higher on Thursday, tracking cues from Wall Street where stocks ended on a bright note overnight on positive reaction to some encouraging earnings and economic news. Remarks by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that the accomodative monetary policy will continue...

The Indonesia stock market added just a handful of points on Wednesday - but that was enough to extend its winning streak to four sessions, collecting more than 105 points or 2.2 percent in that span. The Jakarta Composite Index finished just below the 4,875-point plateau, and now the market is called...

The Hong Kong stock market has alternated between positive and negative finishes through the last four trading days since the end of the three-day winning streak in which it had gathered almost 775 points or 3 percent. The Hang Seng Index settled just below the 22,700-point plateau, and now the market...