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Indian shares rose for a second straight session on Thursday after the government brought much-needed amendments to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) to ease the insolvency resolution process and promote ease of doing business. The Union Cabinet's decision to provide immunity to successful...

asian-mixed_12dec19.jpg Asian stocks ended mixed on Thursday as investors exercised caution ahead of a U.S.-China tariff deadline and the closely watched British election, with polls predicting a narrow Conservative win. Chinese shares ended lower to snap a five-day winning streak ahead of Trump's tariff decision. The benchmark...

Indian shares opened higher on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged, as widely expected, and indicated it would not tighten monetary policy prematurely. On the trade front, investors remain hopeful that the Trump administration may delay additional tariffs on about...

asiancommentary-dec21_11dec19.jpg Asian stock markets are mostly higher on Thursday following the positive cues overnight from Wall Street after the U.S. Federal Reserve announced its decision to leave interest rates unchanged and also signaled it expects interest rates to remain on hold throughout 2020. Investors also looked ahead to developments on the U.S.-China trade front.

Indian shares look set to open higher on Thursday after the Union Cabinet approved a partial credit guarantee scheme for public sector banks (PSBs) to help address NBFCs and HFCs resolve their temporary liquidity or cash flow mismatch issues. Investors await consumer inflation and industrial production...

The Thai stock market had finished lower in 10 straight sessions, tumbling more than 65 points or 4.1 percent in that span. The Stock Exchange of Thailand remains just above the 1,550-point plateau and it's called higher on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is upbeat after the FOMC's...

The Indonesia stock market has finished lower in back-to-back trading days, slipping almost 15 points or 0.3 percent along the way. The Jakarta Composite Index now rests just above the 6,180-point plateau although it's expected to find traction on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The Japanese stock market is modestly higher on Thursday in choppy trade following the positive cues overnight from Wall Street after the U.S. Federal Reserve announced its decision to leave interest rates unchanged and signaled interest rates will remain on hold throughout 2020. Investors remained...

The Hong Kong stock market on Wednesday ended the two-day losing streak in which it had given away more than 60 points or 0.2 percent. The Hang Seng Index now rests just beneath the 26,650-point plateau and it's tipped to find additional support again on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian...

The Australian stock market is declining on Thursday despite the positive cues overnight from Wall Street after the U.S. Federal Reserve announced its decision to leave interest rates unchanged and also said it expects interest rates to remain on hold throughout 2020. The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 Index...

The China stock market has climbed higher in five straight sessions, gathering more than 45 points or 1.5 percent along the way. The Shanghai Composite Index now rests just above the 2,920-point plateau and it's expected to maintain its winning streak. The global forecast for the Asian markets is...

The Taiwan stock market bounced higher again on Wednesday, one session after it had ended the three-day winning streak in which it had advanced almost 150 points or 1.4 percent. The Taiwan Stock Exchange now rests just above the 11,700-point plateau and it may extend its gains on Thursday. The global...

The Singapore stock market on Wednesday ended the two-day slide in which it had stumbled more than 30 points or 1 percent. The Straits Times Index now rests just above the 3,170-point plateau and it's called higher again on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is upbeat after the FOMC's...

The Malaysia stock market on Wednesday snapped the two-day slide in which it had fallen almost 7 points or 0.4 percent. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index now rests just beneath the 1,565-point plateau and it's looking at another green light again on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The South Korea stock market has climbed higher in four straight sessions, gathering more than 45 points or 2.4 percent along the way. The KOSPI now rests just above the 2,100-point plateau ant it may add to its winnings on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is upbeat after the FOMC's...

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