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stockmarkets dec17 22jan21 Asian stocks fell broadly on Friday owing to profit booking at record highs. Optimism about ramped up efforts to combat the coronavirus and expectations for more stimulus under the new Biden administration have helped to prop up the markets in recent days. China's Shanghai Composite index slid...

Indian shares opened on a cautious note Friday, tracking weakness in other Asian markets amid worries over new pandemic restrictions in China. The benchmark S&P BSE Sensex dropped 111 points, or 0.2 percent, to 49,513 in early trade, while the broader NSE Nifty index was down 25 points, or 0.2 percent,...

asianmarkets3 dec19 21jan21 Asian stock markets are mostly lower on Friday, tracking the mixed cues overnight from Wall Street and following the recent strong gains leading up to U.S. President Joe Biden's inauguration. Optimism about ramped up efforts to combat the coronavirus and more stimulus under the new Biden administration have helped to prop up the markets in recent days.

Indian shares look set to open flat to slightly lower on Friday amid concerns about the markets becoming overbought. India's GDP is within the striking distance of attaining positive growth, the Reserve Bank said adding that the letter "V" in the V-shaped recovery stands for vaccine. "Recent high-frequency...

The Thai stock market has moved lower in back-to-back trading days, slipping almost 10 points or 0.6 percent along the way. The Stock Exchange of Thailand now sits just beneath the 1,515-point plateau and it's likely to be rangebound again on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is mixed...

The Japanese stock market is losing on Friday after rising to a 30-year high in the previous session and following the mixed cues overnight from Wall Street. Weak Japanese economic data also weighed on the market. The benchmark Nikkei 225 Index is down 111.93 points or 0.39 percent to 28,644.93, after...

The Indonesia stock market has alternated between positive and negative finishes through the last four trading days since the end of the two-day losing streak in which it had fallen more than 60 points or 0.9 percent. The Jakarta Composite Index now rests just beneath the 6,415-point plateau and it's...

The Hong Kong stock market on Thursday snapped the five-day winning streak in which it had surged more than 1,720 points or 6.2 percent. The Hang Seng Index now rests just above the 29,925-point plateau and it may take further damage on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is mixed to...

The Australian stock market is declining on Friday after three days of gains and following the mixed cues overnight from Wall Street. Investors also digested mixed Australian economic data. The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 Index is losing 10.60 points or 0.16 percent to 6,813.10, after touching a low of...

The China stock market has climbed higher in consecutive trading days, advancing more than 50 points or 1.4 percent along the way. The Shanghai Composite Index now sits just above the 3,620-point plateau although the rally may stall on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is mixed to...

The Taiwan stock market has moved higher in two of three trading days since the end of the three-day losing streak in which it had stumbled more than 150 points or 1 percent. The Taiwan Stock Exchange now sits just above the 16,150-point plateau although it may tick lower again on Friday. The global...

The Singapore stock market has climbed higher in three straight sessions, rising almost 30 points or 1 percent along the way. The Straits Times Index now sits just beneath the 3,020-point plateau and it may spin its wheels on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is mixed to lower as many...

The Malaysia stock market has finished lower in six straight sessions, sinking more than 40 points or 2.5 percent along the way. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index now rests just above the 1,595-point plateau and it may find traction on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is mixed to lower...

The South Korea stock market has finished higher in three straight sessions, surging almost 150 points or 4.8 percent along the way. The KOSPI now rests just above the 3,160-point plateau although it may be stuck in neutral on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is mixed to lower as...

Indian shares gave up early gains to settle modestly lower on Thursday. The benchmark S&P BSE Sensex ended the session down 167.36 points, or 0.34 percent, at 49,624.76, after hitting record highs of 50,184.01 in early trade on the back of better-than-expected corporate earnings, sustained foreign...

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