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stockmarkets jan18 28jul21 Asian stocks fell broadly on Wednesday amid worries that Beijing's regulation of its tech firms and online education industries may spread to other industries. The downside remained limited after U.S. megacap technology companies Google, Microsoft and Apple reported record-breaking profits. Investors...

Indian shares opened lower on Wednesday, tracking weak global markets amid growing fears about a Chinese government crackdown on tech and education sectors. The benchmark 30-share BSE Sensex fell 285 points, or half a percent to 52,294 in early trade, while the broader NSE Nifty index was down 75...

asiadown march19 27jul21 Asian stock markets are trading mostly lower on Wednesday, following the broadly negative cues overnight from Wall Street, as traders remain concerned amid the rapid spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus in regions and the rising tensions between China and the West. The markets also reflect uncertainty ahead of the Federal Reserve's monetary policy announcement late today.

Indian shares are likely to open lower on Wednesday after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) slashed its economic growth forecast for India to 9.5 percent for the fiscal year to March 31, 2022 from 12.5 percent projected in April, saying the onset of a severe second COVID-19 wave cut into recovery. Weak...

The Japanese stock market is notably lower on Wednesday, snapping a winning streak of three sessions, with the benchmark Nikkei index below the 27,700 level, following the broadly negative cues overnight from Wall Street. Traders are also concerned about the reports that the IMF cut this year's economic growth forecast for Japan and the country's continuing struggle to contain the virus spread.

The Indonesia stock market has moved lower in two of three trading days since the end of the two-day winning streak in which it had gathered more than 120 points or 2 percent. The Jakarta Composite Index now rests just beneath the 6,100-point plateau and the losses may accelerate on Wednesday. The...

The Australian stock market is slightly lower on Wednesday, retreating from the record close in the previous session, with the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 staying above the 7,400 level, following the broadly negative cues overnight from Wall Street. Traders await the release of Australia's second quarter inflation data, while being concerned about the worsening coronavirus situation in New South Wales.

The Hong Kong stock market has finished lower in three straight sessions, plummeting more than 2,600 points or 10.3 percent along the way. The Hang Seng Index now rests just beneath the 25,100-point plateau and it's got another weak lead again on Wednesday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The China stock market has finished lower in three straight sessions, plummeting more than 190 points or 5.5 percent in that span. The Shanghai Composite Index now rests just above the 3,380-point plateau and it's got another weak lead for Wednesday's trade. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The Taiwan stock market has moved lower in back-to-back trading days, sinking more than 300 points or 1.6 percent along the way. The Taiwan Stock Exchange now rests just beneath the 17,270-point plateau and it's expected to extend those losses on Wednesday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The Singapore stock market has finished lower in three straight sessions, sinking more than 20 points or 0.7 percent along the way. The Straits Times Index now sits just beneath the 3,140-point plateau and it's likely to take further damage on Wednesday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is...

The Malaysia stock market on Tuesday ended the two-day slide in which it had dropped almost 15 points or 1 percent. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index now rests just beneath the 1,515-point plateau although it figures to see renewed consolidation on Tuesday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The South Korea stock market bounced higher again on Tuesday, one session after ending the two-day winning streak in which it had collected almost 40 points or 1.2 percent. The KOSPI now rests just above the 3,232-point plateau although it may head south again on Wednesday. The global forecast for...

Indian shares ended Tuesday's session lower as sharp falls in Chinese and Hong Kong shares spurred a bout of risk aversion. Asian stocks hit their lowest this year as investors fled Chinese tech stocks, bonds and currencies amid concerns over Beijing's sweeping crackdown on companies ranging from...

asianmarket 021219 27jul21 Asian stocks ended mixed on Tuesday as a sell-off deepened in some of China's most vibrant sectors and investors awaited the outcome of this week's Federal Reserve meeting for any new hints about when the U.S. central bank would pare back stimulus. U.S. earnings also remained on investors' radar,...

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