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Indian shares may follow global peers higher on Thursday after the Federal Reserve indicated willingness to slash rates in the coming months. That said, concerns over Indo-U.S, trade tariff, rising oil prices, worries over the prevailing drought situation in several states and the liquidity crisis...

The Thai stock market has tracked higher in back-to-back trading days, advancing almost 40 points or 2.3 percent along the way. The Stock Exchange of Thailand now rests just above the 1,705-point plateau and it may add to its winnings on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is cautiously...

The Japanese stock market is rising on Thursday following the modest gains overnight on Wall Street amid indications the U.S. Federal Reserve plans to cut interest rates sometime in the future. Investors now look ahead to the Bank of Japan's monetary policy decision due later in the day. The benchmark...

The Indonesia stock market has finished higher in back-to-back sessions, gathering almost 150 points or 2.4 percent along the way. The Jakarta Composite Index now rests just beneath the 6,340-point plateau and it's expected to add to its winnings on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The Australian stock market is flat on Thursday despite the modest gains overnight on Wall Street amid indications the Federal Reserve plans to cut interest rates sometime in the future. Gains by banks were more than offset by weakness in the mining and oil sectors. The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 Index...

The Hong Kong stock market has moved higher in three straight sessions, gathering almost 1,100 points or 4 percent along the way. The Hang Seng Index now rests just above the 28,200-point plateau and it's expected to open higher again on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is cautiously...

The China stock market has moved higher in three straight sessions, rising more than 35 points or 1.3 percent along the way. The Shanghai Composite Index now rests just above the 2,915-point plateau and the it's predicted to see additional support again on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian...

The Taiwan stock market has finished higher in three straight sessions, jumping more than 250 points or 2.4 percent along the way. The Taiwan Stock Exchange now rests just above the 10,775-point plateau and it's poised to open higher again on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is...

The Singapore stock market has finished higher in back-to-back trading days, climbing more than 80 points or 2.5 percent along the way. The Straits Times Index now rests just beneath the 3,290-point plateau and it's tipped to open in the green again on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The Malaysia stock market has finished higher in two straight sessions, advancing almost 30 points or 1.8 percent along the way. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index now rests just above the 1,665-point plateau and it's looking at another green light on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The South Korea stock market has tracked higher in back-to-back trading days, gathering almost 35 points or 1.6 percent along the way. The KOSPI now rests just beneath the 2,125-point plateau and it may tick higher again on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is cautiously optimistic...

Indian shares ended slightly higher on Wednesday after a volatile day. Markets started the day on a strong note but failed to hold opening gains, given mounting concerns over lack of liquidity in the system and the tardy progress of the monsoon that is critical for the economy. Late recovery helped...

asian-mixed2_19jun19.jpg Asian stocks posted strong gains on Wednesday after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi opened the door to more stimulus and U.S. President Donald Trump announced plans for an "extended" meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 summit in Japan next week. Investors also waited...

Indian shares opened notably higher on Wednesday as investors digested positive developments on the U.S.-China trade front and looked ahead to a crucial Federal Reserve meeting. It is expected that the U.S. central bank would follow the lead of the European Central Bank and open the door to future...

stockmarketup-may28_18jun19.jpg Asian stock markets are notably higher on Wednesday following the overnight rally on Wall Street amid optimism about a potential U.S.-China trade deal and a near-term interest rate cut by the U.S. Federal Reserve. Sentiment was also boosted after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi suggested the bank will announce more stimulus to bolster growth.

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