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Asian-Markets1_26Nov14.jpg Asian stock markets are mostly subdued on Thursday, with the overnight mixed close on Wall Street following the release of some soft economic data weighing on stocks. Though some of the markets are in positive territory, buying interest is somewhat subdued.

The Thai stock market on Wednesday snapped the three-day winning streak in which it had collected more than 25 points or 1.6 percent. The Stock Exchange of Thailand settled just above the 1,590-point plateau, although the market may see renewed support on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian...

The Japanese stock market opened lower Thursday with a stronger yen and a somewhat flat close on Wall Street overnight amid a batch of soft economic data prompting investors to indulge in some selling. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index is down 62 points or 0.4 percent at 17,321.6. Mitsui Chemicals...

The Indonesia stock market bounced right back to the upside again on Wednesday, one day after it had ended the two-day winning streak in which it had risen almost 50 points or 1 percent. The Jakarta Composite Index finished just below the 5,135-point plateau, and the market may see further upside again...

The Australian stock market is marginally higher on Thursday, with stocks swinging between gains and losses amid cautious trades. Financial, consumer staples, healthcare, property trusts and industrials stocks are edging higher. Energy and mining stocks are weak. The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index...

The Hong Kong stock market turned higher again on Wednesday, one session after it had ended the two-day winning streak in which it had climbed almost 550 points or 2.4 percent. The Hang Seng Index settled just above the 24,110-point plateau, and the market may extend its gains on Thursday. The global...

The winning streak has stretched to five sessions for the China stock market, which has exploded for more than 150 points or 6 percent en route to another fresh three-year closing high. The Shanghai Composite Index closed just above the 2,600-point plateau, and the market is expected to open in the green...

The Taiwan stock market turned higher again on Wednesday, one session after it had snapped the four-day winning streak in which it had advanced more than 360 points or 3.4 percent. The Taiwan Stock Exchange finished just above the 9,120-point plateau, and the market is looking for additional support...

The Singapore stock market has finished higher now in back-to-back sessions, gaining almost 10 points or 0.3 percent along the way. The Straits Times Index settled just below the 3,350-point plateau, and the market may add to its winnings on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is cautiously...

The Malaysia stock market has closed higher now in three consecutive trading days, advancing more than 30 points or 1.6 percent in that span. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index finished just above the 1,840-point plateau, and the market is looking at another firm start again on Thursday. The global...

The South Korea stock market has tracked higher now in four straight sessions, advancing more than 20 points or 1 percent along the way. The KOSPI remained just above the 1,980-point plateau, and the market may see additional support on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is cautiously...

Indian shares recovered from early losses to end modestly higher on Wednesday. While realty, power, metal and FMCG stocks surged higher, IT, healthcare and banking stocks ended on a subdued note. The benchmark S&P BSE Sensex swung between gains and losses before closing up 48.14 points or 0.17 percent...

stock-up_26Nov14.jpg Asian stocks extended gains for a fourth consecutive session on Wednesday, with Chinese and Hong Kong stocks rallying sharply on hopes for further rate cuts, while the Australian market rose amid bargain hunting in high-yielding stocks. The Japanese market fell marginally on a stronger yen as investors...

Indian shares are trading flat on Wednesday as investors adopted a cautious approach ahead of the expiry of F&O contracts tomorrow, GDP data due on Friday and the Reserve Bank of India's monetary policy review on December 2. The Asian markets are trading mostly higher as positive U.S. GDP data helped...

Asian-Markets2_25Nov14.jpg Asian stock markets are mostly trading higher on Wednesday, although buying interest is somewhat subdued in the region, with investors looking ahead to some crucial U.S. economic data.