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Shanghai stocks end morning session lower HONG KONG: Shanghai stocks fell Thursday morning, extending a two-day sell-off but Hong Kong ended the session slightly higher, in line with a broad Asian advance.The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index slipped 0.48 percent, or 13.01 points, to 2,722.55 while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, dropped 0.93 percent, or 15.73 points, to 1,684.42.But the Hang Seng Index in Hong Kong edged up 0.18 percent, or 33.87 points, to 19,086.32 at the break.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...

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Indian stocks choppy ahead of derivatives expiry MUMBAI: Indian stocks swung between minor gains and losses on Wednesday as investors avoided risky bets ahead of the expiry of January derivative contracts on Thursday and a U.S. Federal Reserve policy statement due later in the day.Risk appetite for equities was also subdued as crude oil prices resumed their slide towards $30 a barrel amid data showing profits earned by Chinese industrial firms in December fell for a seventh straight month.Indian markets are expected ...

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Sri Lankan shares fall for 3rd day to 1-week closing low COLOMBO: Sri Lankan stocks fell for a third straight session on Wednesday to a one-week closing low amid foreign outflow as investors worried over volatile global markets and rising returns on risk-free assets.The main stock index ended 0.1 percent, or 6.41 points, lower at 6,316.46, the lowest close since Jan. 20."Even though market is still on a falling trend, there could be bounce back with the start of the earnings season and after the recent ...

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Most Asia stocks up but oil extend losses HONG KONG: Asian stock markets mostly swung back into positive territory Wednesday while oil prices tumbled again, as the wild swings that have marked the start of the year showed no signs of abating.After a sharp sell-off on Tuesday, equities traders were given a welcome lead from New York and Europe, where markets climbed on the back of a rally in crude.But experts said the volatility that has stalked world trading floors this year was ...

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China shares end lower, taking 2016 losses to $1.8trn SHANGHAI: Chinese highly volatile shares ended lower again on Wednesday after plunging on Tuesday, taking losses in 2016 to about 22 percent or 12 trillion yuan ($1.8 trillion).The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index ended down 0.5 percent, having been up in the morning and as much as 4 percent lower during the day. It tumbled 6.4 percent on Tuesday to its lowest close since Dec. 1, 2014.The CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai ...

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Tokyo stocks surge ahead of central bank meetings TOKYO: Tokyo stocks surged 2.72 percent Wednesday as investors focus on the US and Japanese central banks' first meetings of 2016, while rallies in car titan Toyota and Suzuki also provided strong support.Dealers are keeping a close eye on the outcome of the policy meetings at the US Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan (BoJ) this week for fresh trading cues with the global economy struggling and markets in turmoil.The benchmark Nikkei 225 index ...

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China stocks close slightly lower after paring sharp losses SHANGHAI: China stocks recovered much of their earlier losses by the end of a volatile session on Wednesday, ending slightly lower. The CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen fell 0.3 percent, to 2,930.35, while the Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.5 percent, to 2,735.56 points.At one point, the SSEC index was down 3.0 percent and the CSI300 was 2.4 percent lower.Copyright Reuters, 2016 ...