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Indian shares fell notably on Wednesday amid mixed global cues and in the absence of any stimulus package from the Modi government to arrest economic slowdown. Rising oil prices also dented sentiment. The benchmark S&P BSE Sensex ended the session down 267.64 points, or 0.72 percent, at 37,060.37,...

stockmarkets-dec31_21aug19.jpg Asian stocks ended mixed on Wednesday as trade worries resurfaced and investors awaited cues from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's speech at the Jackson Hole symposium on Friday and the Group of Seven (G7) summit to be held in southwestern France this weekend. Concerns about Italy's political...

Indian shares opened a tad lower on Wednesday as Brent oil prices topped $60 a barrel mark and U.S. President Donald Trump showed no signs of backing down in his trade war with China. U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he had to confront China over trade even if it caused short-term...

asiancommentary-dec27_20aug19.jpg Asian stock markets are mostly lower on Wednesday following the weak cues overnight from Wall Street on fears of a recession amid a pullback by bond yields. Investors also turned cautious as they look ahead to the release of minutes of the Federal Reserve's July meeting later today and Fed Chairman Jerome Powell's annual speech at the symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, later this week.

Indian shares may open lower on Wednesday, with weak global cues, rising oil prices and a delay on the announcement of economic stimulus by the government likely to keep investors nervous. Investors also await the release of the minutes of the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI's) August Monetary Policy...

The Thai stock market on Tuesday snapped the two-day winning streak in which it had advanced almost 35 points or 2.1 percent. The Stock Exchange of Thailand now rests just above the 1,625-point plateau and it may take further damage on Wednesday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is soft on...

The Japanese stock market is losing, while the safe-haven yen strengthened on Wednesday following the weak cues overnight from Wall Street amid a pullback by bond yields and on uncertainty ahead of the release of the minutes of the Federal Reserve's July meeting later today. The benchmark Nikkei 225...

The Indonesia stock market on Tuesday ended the modest two-day winning streak in which it had gathered almost 40 points or 0.6 percent. The Jakarta Composite Index remains just beneath the 6,300-point plateau although it's likely to open under pressure again on Wednesday. The global forecast for the...

The Australian stock market is declining on Wednesday following the weak cues overnight from Wall Street amid a pullback by bond yields and on uncertainty ahead of the release of the minutes of the Federal Reserve's late-July meeting later today. Investors also digested mixed local corporate earnings...

The Hong Kong stock market on Tuesday halted the four-day winning streak in which it had jumped more than 1,000 points or 4 percent. The Hang Seng Index now rests just above the 26,230-point plateau and it's looking at another soft start again on Wednesday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The China stock market on Tuesday wrote a finish to the four-day winning streak in which it had advanced almost 90 points or 3.2 percent. The Shanghai Composite Index now rests just above the 2,880-point plateau and the losses may accelerate on Wednesday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The Taiwan stock market has finished higher in three straight sessions, gathering more than 190 points or 1.9 percent in that span. The Taiwan Stock Exchange now rests just above the 10,520-point plateau although the win streak is expected to end on Wednesday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The Singapore stock market has finished higher in back-to-back trading days, gathering more than 20 points or 0.6 percent along the way. The Straits Times Index now rests just above the 3,135-point plateau although it may run out of steam on Wednesday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is...

The Malaysia stock market on Tuesday ended the three-day slide in which it had dipped just 4 points or 0.2 percent. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index now rests just above the 1,600-point plateau although it's expected to head south again on Wednesday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is soft...

The South Korea stock market has moved higher in consecutive trading days, collecting more than 30 points or 1.5 percent along the way. The KOSPI now rests just above the 1,960-point plateau although may cash in on Wednesday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is soft on concerns over the outlook...

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