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The Hong Kong stock market has tracked lower in back-to-back sessions, surrendering more than 150 points or 0.6 percent along the way. The Hang Seng Index now rests just above the 28,460-point plateau although it may regain its footing on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is mildly...

The Australian stock market is rising on Friday following the positive cues overnight from Wall Street amid growing optimism about a near-term interest rate cut by the U.S. Federal Reserve. Gold miners and banks are among the major gainers. The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 Index is adding 28.90 points or...

The China stock market has finished lower in three straight sessions, sliding more than 40 points or 1.3 percent along the way. The Shanghai Composite Index now rests just above the 2,900-point plateau and it's expected to open in the green on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is mildly...

The Taiwan stock market has moved lower in consecutive trading days, sliding more than 85 points or 0.8 percent along the way. The Taiwan Stock Exchange now rests just beneath the 10,800-point plateau although it figures to bounce higher on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is mildly...

The Singapore stock market on Thursday snapped the two-day winning streak in which it had risen more than 15 points or 0.4. The Straits Times Index now rests just above the 3,360-point plateau although it may bounce higher again on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is mildly positive...

The Malaysia stock market has finished lower in three straight sessions, sliding almost 25 points or 1.6 percent along the way. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index now rests just beneath the 1,650-point plateau although it may find traction on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is mildly...

The South Korea stock market has finished lower in two straight sessions, sliding almost 25 points or 1.2 percent along the way. The KOSPI now rests just above the 2,065-point plateau although it may stop the bleeding on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is mildly positive on an improved...

Indian shares fell notably on Thursday to snap a three-day winning streak after the release of disappointing earnings from the likes of Yes Bank and MindTree. Global cues were tepid and Asian Development Bank (ADB) lowered India's GDP growth forecast, further weighing on markets. The benchmark...

european-market-021219_18jul19.jpg Asian stocks fell on Thursday as investors remained worried about a hit to corporate earnings from the prolonged U.S.-China trade war and a Japan-South Korea trade dispute. Chinese shares fell on fears over slowing growth and the impact of the trade dispute with the United States. The benchmark Shanghai...

Indian shares opened lower on Thursday, with weak earnings results from the likes of Yes Bank and MindTree as well as worries over the U.S.-China trade conflict keeping investors nervous. The benchmark S&P BSE Sensex was down 113 points or 0.29 percent to 39,102 in early trade after three consecutive...

asiancommentary-jan02_17jul19.jpg Asian stock markets are lower on Thursday following the weak cues overnight from Wall Street and the fall in crude oil prices amid worries about U.S.-China trade talks and the Japan-South Korea trade dispute. Investors are also cautious as they digested regional economic data and corporate earnings results. Bucking the trend, the New Zealand market is higher.

Indian shares may open a tad lower on Thursday after private sector lender Yes Bank reported a 91 percent drop in fiscal-first quarter profit on account of higher provisioning and lower other income. Mindtree's profit for the June quarter halved and its margin narrowed owing to increased employee...

The Thai stock market has moved lower in three straight sessions, sliding more than 20 points or 1.1 percent along the way. The Stock Exchange of Thailand now rests just beneath the 1,720-point plateau and it's expected to open under pressure again on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The Japanese stock market is extending its losing streak to a third day following the negative cues overnight from Wall Street and as investors worried about U.S.-China trade talks as well as Japan-South Korea trade tensions. In addition, a stronger yen weighed on shares of exporters. Investors also...

The Indonesia stock market has finished lower in two straight sessions, retreating almost 25 points or 0.4 percent along the way. The Jakarta Composite Index now rests just beneath the 6,400-point plateau and it's projected to open in the red again on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

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