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Indian shares surged for the sixth day running on Friday as investors awaited earnings results from heavyweight Reliance Industries and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman indicated further stimulus in FY20. Weak global cues helped to limit the upside after official data showed that China's economy...

stockmarkets-dec26_18oct19.jpg Asian stocks ended mostly lower on Friday, with disappointing Chinese data and uncertainty about final approval of the draft Brexit deal keeping investors nervous ahead of the weekend. Chinese stocks saw their steepest daily drop in a month as weak GDP data raised fresh worries over the health of...

Indian shares opened a tad higher on Friday as a string of earnings topped forecasts, Turkey agreed to pause its Syria assault, and U.K. and EU negotiators reached a last-minute agreement on a draft Brexit deal. The benchmark S&P BSE Sensex climbed 126 points, or 0.32 percent, to 39,178 in early trade...

asian-market-down_17oct19.jpg Asian stock markets are mostly lower on Friday despite the positive cues overnight from Wall Street. Investors remained cautious as they digested data that showed China's economic growth in the third quarter was at its slowest pace in nearly three decades. Uncertainty about final approval of the draft Brexit deal also weighed on sentiment.

Indian shares look set to open a tad lower on Friday as investors await key earnings from the likes of Ambuja Cements, Reliance Industries and L&T Technology Services. Global cues, oil price movements and the direction of rupee may sway sentiment as the day progresses. Benchmark indexes Sensex...

The Thai stock market on Thursday snapped the three-day winning streak in which it had risen more than 25 points or 1.7 percent. The Stock Exchange of Thailand now rests just above the 1,630-point plateau and it's called higher again on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets suggests mild...

The Indonesia stock market has finished higher in five straight sessions, gathering more than 150 points or 2.6 percent along the way. The Jakarta Composite Index now rests just above the 6,180-point plateau and it's tipped to open higher again on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The Japanese stock market is rising on Friday following the positive cues overnight from Wall Street on news that U.K. and European Union negotiators have reached a last-minute Brexit deal. Investors now look ahead to the release of China's GDP data for the third quarter later today. The benchmark...

The Australian stock market is declining on Friday despite the positive cues overnight from Wall Street. Investors remained cautious amid uncertainty about final approval of the draft Brexit deal and looked ahead to the release of China's GDP data for the third quarter later today. The benchmark S&P/ASX...

The Hong Kong stock market has finished higher in back-to-back trading days, advancing almost 350 points or 1.3 percent along the way. The Hang Seng Index now rests just beneath the 26,850-point plateau and it's looking at another green light again on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The China stock market has finished lower in three straight sessions, surrendering more than 30 points or 1 percent along the way. The Shanghai Composite Index now rests just above the 2,975-point plateau although it may stop the bleeding on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets suggests...

The Taiwan stock market has finished higher in four straight sessions, collecting almost 300 points or 2.7 percent along the way. The Taiwan Stock Exchange now rests just above the 11,185-point plateau and it may add to its winnings on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets suggests mild...

The Singapore stock market has moved lower in two of three trading days since the end of the two-day winning streak in which it had gained more than 35 points or 1.1 percent. The Straits Times Index now rests just above the 3,125-point plateau and it's likely to be rangebound again on Friday. The...

The Malaysia stock market has finished lower in two of three trading days since the end of the three-day winning streak in which it had advanced more than 15 points or 1 percent. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index remains just beneath the 1,575-point plateau although it may tick higher again on Friday. The...

The South Korea stock market on Thursday halted the four-day winning streak in which it had advanced nearly 55 points or 2.7 percent. The KOSPI now rests just beneath the 2,080-point plateau although it may bounce higher again on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets suggests mild upside,...

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