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asian-up_18apr19.jpg Asian stock markets such as Japan and South Korea are higher on Friday following the positive cues overnight from Wall Street, though trading volumes are lighter than usual. The Chinese market is modestly lower. Many of the other markets in the Asia-Pacific region are closed for the Good Friday holiday.

The Japanese stock market is advancing on Friday following the positive cues overnight from Wall Street and on a slightly weaker yen, while many of the other markets in the Asia Pacific region are closed for the Good Friday holiday. Tech stocks and exporters are among the leading gainers. The benchmark...

The Thai stock market has climbed higher in three straight sessions, collecting more than 15 points or 1 percent along the way. The Stock Exchange of Thailand now rests right at the 1,675-point plateau and it may add to its winnings on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets suggests mild...

The China stock market on Thursday snapped the two-day winning streak in which it had advanced almost 90 points or 2.9 percent. The Shanghai Composite Index now rests just above the 3,250-point plateau although it's looking at a rebound on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets suggests...

The Taiwan stock market in Thursday snapped the three-day winning streak in which it had advanced more than 190 points or 1.8 percent. The Taiwan Stock Exchange now rests just above the 10,960-point plateau although it figures to bounce higher again on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The Malaysia stock market has finished lower in three straight sessions, sliding more than a dozen points or 0.7 percent along the way. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index now rests just beneath the 1,620-point plateau although it's expected to halt its slide on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian...

The South Korea stock market has moved lower in back-to-back trading days, sliding almost 35 points or 1.5 percent along the way. The KOSPI now rests just beneath the 2,215-point plateau although it may stop the bleeding on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets suggests mild upside on...

Indian shares snapped a four-day winning streak on Thursday as investors looked ahead to Reliance Industries' earnings announcement due post-market hours. Mixed global cues also weighed on markets ahead of the Good Friday and Easter holidays. The benchmark BSE Sensex ended the session down 135.36...

stockmarkets-aug16_18apr19.jpg Asian stocks ended broadly lower on Thursday as investors adopted a cautious stance ahead of the Good Friday and Easter holidays. Chinese shares fell from a 13-month high as investors booked some profits after recent strong gains amid signs of economic stabilization. The benchmark Shanghai Composite...

Indian shares gave up early gains to turn flat on Thursday as investors looked ahead to Reliance Industries' earnings announcement due post-market hours. Mixed global cues also weighed on markets ahead of the Good Friday and Easter holidays. The benchmark BSE Sensex was up 22 points at 39,297...

asiancommentary-aug17_17apr19.jpg Asian stock markets are mostly lower on Thursday following the modest losses overnight on Wall Street after a mixed batch of earnings news from big-name companies. Investors preferred to stay on the sidelines ahead of the Good Friday and Easter holidays. The Australian market has pared initial gains and is now edging lower, while the Japanese market is declining after five straight days of gains.

Indian shares look set to open on a cautious note Thursday as Wipro delivered a mixed set of quarterly numbers and voting began for the second phase of Lok Sabha elections. Indian financial markets were closed on Wednesday on account of Mahavir Jayanti. On Tuesday, benchmark indexes Sensex and...

The Japanese stock market is declining on Thursday after five straight days of gains, following the modest losses overnight on Wall Street and on a stronger yen. Investors are also cautious ahead of the Good Friday and Easter holidays in international markets. The benchmark Nikkei 225 Index is down...

The Australian stock market is advancing on Thursday, with stocks higher across the board despite the modest losses overnight on Wall Street. Investors digested quarterly production results from major mining as well as oil companies and also looked ahead to the release of Australia's unemployment report...

stockmarkets-aug16_17apr19.jpg Asian stocks ended mixed on Wednesday even as upbeat Chinese economic data helped ease worries about a global economic slowdown.

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