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Indian shares posted strong gains for the second day running on Thursday, with rate-sensitive auto and banking stocks leading the market rally on account of short-covering on eve of F&O derivatives expiry. The benchmark S&P BSE Sensex soared 595.37 points, or 1.88 percent, to 32,200.59, while the...

asian mixed 28may20 Asian stocks turned in a mixed performance on Thursday as stimulus announcements by Japan and the European Commission failed to ease investor concerns surrounding rising U.S.-China tensions. China's Shanghai Composite index edged up 0.33 percent to 2,846.22, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng index ended...

Indian shares opened sharply higher on Thursday, mirroring firm global cues amid continued optimism about the reopening of businesses and progress in vaccine development. The benchmark S&P BSE Sensex rose by 250 points, or 0.79 percent, to 31,856 in early trade, while the broader NSE Nifty index was...

asianmarkets3 dec19 27may20 Asian stock markets are mostly higher on Thursday as optimism about a recovery in growth as more economies reopen and the possibility of further stimulus helped offset worries about rising U.S.-China tensions. Stimulus announcements by Japan and the European Commission on Wednesday helped boost sentiment.

Indian shares look set to open higher on Thursday, though the impending expiry of derivative contracts might induce some volatility as the day progresses. As Covid-19 cases continue to surge in the country, the disruption in economic activities will likely result in the country's gross domestic product...

The Thai stock market has moved higher in three straight sessions, gathering more than 40 points or 3 percent along the way. The Stock Exchange of Thailand now rests just above the 1,345-point plateau and it's expected to see continued support on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The Indonesia stock market has finished higher in four straight sessions, advancing more than 125 points or 2.7 percent along the way. The Jakarta Composite Index now sits just above the 4,640-point plateau and it's called higher again on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is upbeat...

The Japanese stock market is rising and the safe-haven yen weakened on Thursday following the overnight gains on Wall Street as optimism about the reopening of economies and the possibility of further stimulus helped offset worries about rising U.S.-China tensions. The Japanese government on Wednesday...

The Hong Kong stock market on Wednesday wrote a finish to the two-day winning streak in which it had gathered more than 450 points or 2 percent. The Hang Seng Index now sits just above the 23,300-point plateau although it's expected to regain its footing on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian...

The Australian stock market is notably higher on Thursday following the positive cues overnight from Wall Street. Optimism about an economic recovery following the easing of lockdown restrictions in various countries and the possibility of further stimulus helped offset worries about rising U.S.-China...

The China stock market on Wednesday snapped the two-day winning streak in which it had collected more than 30 points or 1 percent. The Shanghai Composite Index now rests just above the 2,835-point plateau and it's expected to rebound on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is upbeat...

The Taiwan stock market has moved higher in three straight sessions, gathering almost 200 points or 1.9 percent along the way. The Taiwan Stock Exchange now sits just shy of the 11,015-point plateau and it's looking at another green light for Thursday's trade. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The Singapore stock market headed south again on Wednesday, one day after it had ended the three-day slide in which it had tumbled almost 80 points or 3.2 percent. The Straits Times Index now rests just beneath the 2,520-point plateau although it figures to bounce higher again on Thursday. The global...

The Malaysia stock market bounced higher again on Wednesday, one session after it had ended the seven-day winning streak in which it had spiked more than 70 points or 5.3 percent. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index now rests just above the 1,450-point plateau and it may add to its winnings on Thursday. The...

The South Korea stock market has finished higher in three straight sessions, soaring more than 60 points or 3 percent along the way. The KOSPI now sits just above the 2,030-point plateau and it may extend its gains again on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is upbeat on optimism...

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