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Japanese Market Declines On Profit-taking

The Japanese stock market is trading lower on Thursday on profit-taking, following the gains made in the previous trading sessions.

Asia Stocks Slip With U.S. Futures; Aussie Drops on Jobs

Asian stocks fell and copper rose before U.S. economic reports and the European Central Bank’s policy meeting. Australia’s dollar weakened against all its major peers after disappointing jobs data.

Japanese Market Falters After Surging Higher

After a flat start and a subsequent smart upmove, the Japanese stock market faltered on Wednesday with the yen's rise against the U.S. dollar triggering some selling.

Asian Stocks Fall Ahead of Release of U.S. Economic Data

Asian stocks fell as investors await economic data from the U.S. and amid concern gains in equities over the past two months have outpaced the prospects for company earnings.

Indian Shares Advance On CAD Data

Indian shares rose notably on Tuesday on easing concerns over deficit financing after data released by the Reserve Bank of India showed India's current account deficit (CAD) widened to $21.8 billion or 4.9 percent of GDP in the first quarter of the current fiscal year on the back of rising gold imports and shrinking exports. The data beat forecasts for a deficit of $23-$25 billion, bolstering sentiment and supporting the rupee.

Japanese Market Pares Some Gains After Bright Start

 After opening on a bright note on the back of Wall Street's positive close overnight, the Japanese stock market pared most of its early gains Wednesday, with investors turning a bit cautious and taking some profits.

Asian Stocks Broadly Higher Despite US Worries

Asian stocks ended mostly higher on Tuesday as Monday's midnight deadline to approve the U.S. federal budget passed with no sign of a deal, forcing a partial shutdown of the government for the first time in 17 years. Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said that the current impasse over the debt ceiling debate is unlikely to change the firm's double-A-plus rating on U.S. sovereign debt.

Asian Stocks Mixed Ahead Of US Jobs Report

Asian stocks turned in a mixed performance on Tuesday as investors adopted a cautious approach ahead of the U.S. jobs report for September due out later in the day.

Indian Shares Drift Lower In Early Trade

Indian shares extended Friday's losses on Monday after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) signaled it would shift focus to fighting inflation, even if it means higher borrowing costs. The Indian rupee opened lower at 62.55 versus Friday's close of 62.27 per dollar.

New Zealand's Credit Card Spending Falls

New Zealand's credit card spending declined in September, the latest data released by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand showed Monday.

Asian Stocks Fall In Holiday-muted Trade

Asian stocks fell broadly on Friday, reflecting uncertainty over Federal Reserve plans as the unexpected monetary policy announcement by the central bank to maintain status quo on QE3 and its downbeat economic assessment sparked confusion about the timing and scale of the pull-back. Investors took some profits off the table amid holidays in China, Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan.

Australian Market Trades Higher On Wall Street Lead

The Australian stock market is trading firm on Monday, with investors picking up stocks, tracking cues from Wall Street where the major averages ended higher on Friday on the back of some upbeat earnings reports.

Indian Shares Modestly Lower Ahead Of RBI Meet

Indian shares drifted lower on Friday as investors await new RBI chief Raghuram Rajan's first monetary policy announcement due later in the day. With the Federal Reserve maintaining its status quo on QE3, most analysts expect the Reserve Bank of India to partially rollback liquidity tightening measures announced in July.

Asian Markets Trade Higher On U.S. Debt Deal

Asian stock markets are mostly trading notably higher on Thursday, with investors indulging in some hectic buying, tracking cues from Wall Street where the major averages posted strong gains overnight following the U.S. law makers reaching a debt ceiling deal to end the government shutdown.

Asian Markets Mostly Subdued

Asian markets are mostly subdued on Friday, with investors treading cautiously after the previous session's strong upmove. With the euphoria over the Federal Reserve's decision to maintain the pace of its economic stimulus waning a bit, a section of investors are busy taking some profits.

Australian Market Trades Higher On Wall Street Cues

 The Australian stock market is trading higher on Thursday with investors indulging in some buying, tracking cues from Wall Street where the major averages posted strong gains overnight following the U.S. law makers reaching a debt ceiling deal to end the government shutdown.

Indian Shares Seen Largely Unchanged Before RBI Meet

Futures trading on Singapore Exchange indicate a flat opening for the markets following the previous session's sharp rally, which lifted the key indexes to their highest level in nearly 3 years. All eyes are now on central bank chief Raghuram Rajan ahead of the RBI's monetary policy review due later in the session.

Indian Shares Drift Lower On Weak Asian Cues

Indian shares edged lower on Monday as investors await cues from the upcoming earnings season, starting on Friday with Infosys results. The rupee fell marginally in early deals and the Asian markets are declining across the board as U.S. lawmakers wrangle over the debt limit and partial government shutdown, with no signs of progress towards ending the impasse over a spending bill.

Japan Stocks Swing From Loss, Gain As ECB Disappoints

Japanese stocks swung between gains and losses as rate cuts and asset purchases by central banks in the euro zone, England and China failed to boost investor confidence before a U.S. jobs report today.

Asian Markets Mostly Lower On U.S. Government Shutdown Worries

Asian markets are mostly trading weak, with investors treading cautiously amid lingering concerns about the partial government shutdown in the U.S., and its impact on the global economy. Some of the markets in the region started off on a firm note but retreated soon on selling pressure.

Asian Markets Called Mixed To Lower On Friday

The Asian stock markets are expected to open mixed with a slight downside bias on Friday, with caution likely to reign ahead of the monthly U.S. jobs data coming out later in the day.