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Indian shares ended Friday's session lower to snap a three-day record-breaking streak as investors booked profits in recent outperformers. The benchmark 30-share BSE Sensex fell as much as 866 points from record high to end the session down 125.27 points, or 0.21 percent, at 59,015.89. The broader...

asian mixed2 17sep21 Asian stocks ended Friday's session mostly higher despite concerns about slowing global growth and bets on early tapering by the U.S. Federal Reserve. Chinese shares ended a choppy session modestly higher, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Ondex rising 6.87 points, or 0.2 percent, to 3,613.97. Hong...

Indian shares opened higher on Friday despite mixed global cues as upbeat U.S. data released overnight boosted expectations about Fed tapering. The benchmark 30-share BSE Sensex was up 358 points, or 0.6 percent, at 59,499 in early trade, while the broader NSE Nifty index edged up 85 points, or half...

asiaupdown march19 16sep21 Asian stock markets are trading mixed on Friday, following the mixed cues overnight from Wall Street, with traders remaining cautiously optimistic about the pace of the global economic recovery from the pandemic on a strong boost in vaccinations in the region after a slow start. Traders are also weighing risks from China's clampdown on businesses and the prospect of scale down in US Fed stimulus.

Indian shares may open higher on Friday, with banks and financials likely to be in focus, after the Union Cabinet decided to approve a government guarantee of up to Rs. 30,600 crore for security receipts to be issued by the National Asset Reconstruction Company Limited (NARCL). With this, the government...

The Japanese stock market is trading modestly higher on Friday, recouping some of the losses in the previous three sessions, with the benchmark Nikkei 225 just below the 30,500 level, following the mixed cues overnight from Wall Street, as traders remain optimistic that a new political leadership will implement new economic measures to alleviate the prolonged impact of the pandemic.

The Thai stock market has tracked higher in back-to-back sessions, collecting more than eight points or 0.5 percent along the way. The Stock Exchange of Thailand now rests just above the 1,630-point plateau although it may spin its wheels on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is flat...

The Indonesia stock market has finished lower in two straight sessions, slipping almost 20 points or 0.3 percent along the way. The Jakarta Composite Index now rests just beneath the 6,110-point plateau and it's looking at a steady start on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is flat...

Australian stock market is notably lower on Friday, giving up the gains in the previous session, with the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 just above the 7,400 level, following the mixed cues overnight from Wall Street, dragged by materials, gold miners, energy and financial stocks. Traders also are concerned as the country struggles to contain the domestic coronavirus situation.

The Hong Kong stock market has finished lower in four straight sessions, plunging more than 1,530 points or 6 percent along the way. The Hang Seng Index now sits just above the 24,660-point plateau although it may find traction on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is flat and mixed...

The China stock market has moved lower in three straight sessions, sinking almost 110 points or 3 percent along the way. The Shanghai Composite Index now rests just above the 3,605-point plateau although it may halt its slide on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is flat and mixed on...

The Taiwan stock market has ended lower in four straight sessions, dropping almost 200 points or 1.2 percent along the way. The Taiwan Stock Exchange now sits just above the 17,275-point plateau although it may find its footing on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is flat and mixed...

The Singapore stock market has alternated between positive and negative finishes through the last four trading days since the end of the two-day winning streak in which it had advanced almost 30 points or 1 percent. The Straits Times Index now sits just beneath the 3,065-point plateau although it may...

Ahead of Thursday's holiday for Malaysia Day, the Malaysia stock market had moved lower in five straight sessions, dropping more than 45 points or 2.8 percent along the way. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index now rests just above the 1,555-point plateau although it's due for support on Friday. The global...

The South Korea stock market on Thursday snapped the four-day winning streak in which it had collected almost 40 points or 1.3 percent. The KOSPI now sits just above the 3,130-point plateau and it may be stuck in neutral on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is flat and mixed on concerns...

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