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Indian shares fell slightly on Friday, with the S&P BSE Sensex closing lower for a seventh straight session, weighed down by rising oil prices and mixed global cues. The benchmark 30-share Sensex ended the session down 67.27 points or 0.19 percent at 35,808.95 amid selling in healthcare, auto and...

asian-market-down_15feb19.jpg Asian stocks succumbed to selling pressure on Friday as weak data from the U.S. and China rekindled investor worries about a slowdown in the global economy. U.S. President Donald Trump's insistence that border security justifies a national emergency and skepticism over the latest round of U.S.-China...

Indian shares fell in early trade on Friday, with rising oil prices and tepid global cues weighing on sentiment. The benchmark BSE Sensex was down 107 points or 0.30 percent at 35,768, extending losses for a seventh straight session. The broader Nifty index was down 35 points or 0.32 percent at 10,711. Jet...

asiancommentary-dec21_14feb19.jpg Asian stock markets are mostly lower on Friday as weak U.S. retail sales for the month of December data raised worries about a slowdown in the world's largest economy. Investors are also cautious following news that U.S. President Donald Trump plans to declare a national emergency to try to obtain more funds for the U.S.-Mexico border.

Indian shares are set to open on a mixed note Friday as weak U.S. data rekindled investor concerns over slowing global growth. Meanwhile, the second follow-on offer of the Bharat 22 exchange-traded fund received overwhelming response from all categories of investors, a development that could help...

The Japanese stock market is declining on Friday following the mixed cues from Wall Street on weak retail sales data and a stronger yen weighed on exporters' shares. The benchmark Nikkei 225 Index is losing 192.55 points or 0.91 percent to 20,947.16, after touching a low of 20,853.33 earlier. Japanese...

The Thai stock market on Thursday snapped the two-day winning streak in which it had added more than 15 percent or 1 percent. The Stock Exchange of Thailand now rests just beneath the 1,655-point plateau and it's tipped to open under pressure again on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The Indonesia stock market picked up less than a single point on Thursday - but that was enough to end the five-day slide in which it had tumbled almost 130 points or 2 percent. The Jakarta Composite Index now rests just above the 6,420-point plateau although it's likely to see renewed consolidation...

The Australian stock market is modestly higher on Friday following the mixed cues overnight from Wall Street and as investors digested mixed corporate earnings results. The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 Index is adding 10.10 points or 0.17 percent to 6,069.50, after rising to a high of 6,071.70 earlier. The...

The Hong Kong stock market on Thursday halted the three-day winning streak in which it had advanced more than 550 points or 2 percent. The Hang Seng Index now rests just above the 28,430-point plateau and the losses may accelerate on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is mixed to lower...

The China stock market on Thursday wrote a finish to the five-day winning streak in which it had surged almost 150 points or 5.9 percent. The Shanghai Composite Index now rests just beneath the 2,720-point plateau and it may extend its losses on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is...

The Taiwan stock market has moved lower in two straight sessions, although it has fallen just 8 points or 0.1 percent in that span. The Taiwan Stock Exchange now rests just beneath the 10,090-point plateau and it may take further damage on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is mixed...

The Singapore stock market has tracked higher in back-to-back trading days, gathering more than 50 points or 1.6 percent along the way. The Straits Times Index now rests just beneath the 3,255-point plateau although the rally may stall on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is mixed...

The Malaysia stock market on Thursday ended the two-day slide in which it had fallen just a little more than 3 points. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index now rests just beneath the 1,690-point plateau although it's likely to head south again on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is mixed...

The South Korea stock market has finished higher in four consecutive trading days, gathering almost 50 points or 2.2 percent along the way. The KOSPI now rests just above the 2,225-point plateau although it may run out of steam on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is mixed to lower...

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