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India's leading domestic airline files for IPO

MUMBAI -- Budget carrier IndiGo, India's largest domestic airline with a 40% market share, will be taking off for the stock markets. IndiGo's operating company InterGlobe Aviation filed its draft prospectus for an initial public offering with the...

  • Investor's paradise

    Global hedge funds settle in Singapore, invest in Japan

    SINGAPORE -- Singapore is only a bit larger in area than central Tokyo, yet its hedge fund environment is noticeably more vibrant. One reason for this is the Financial Sector Incentive Scheme for Fund Managers, a set of tax incentives unique to Sin...

  • 'Whale' watching

    Pension funds to make even bigger splash in Japan's stock market

    TOKYO -- The "four whales" of the Japanese stock market are about to get bigger and bolder. The Government Pension Investment Fund and three mutual pension funds are not only changing their asset allocations, they are also shifting to a more aggressi...

  • Market Scramble

    Individual investors rescue Tokyo shares from further drops

    TOKYO -- Japanese stocks bounced back for the first time in four sessions Tuesday as retail investors here helped keep at bay the global sell-off stemming from the Greek debt crisis. Small investors apparently sought to go bargain-hunting, as the...

  • Shanghai stocks swing up

    Chinese markets have analysts seeing both bears, bulls

    HONG KONG -- The Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index rebounded strongly Tuesday thanks in part to steps taken by the Chinese government, though analysts are split on whether this is merely a dead cat bounce or the start of a new, substantive bull...

  • Shanghai, Shenzhen celebrate

    China shares jump on news that pension funds could join the party

    HONG KONG -- Chinese shares had a bumpy ride Tuesday after the government indicated the day before that it would make it easier for pension funds to invest in the country's stock markets. China's benchmark Shanghai Composite Index briefly plunged...

  • China stocks struggle as regulators try to calm tumbling market

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) -- Chinese stocks were mixed on Tuesday as regulators tried to soothe investors' fears of a looming crash after markets plunged more than 20 percent in the last few weeks. The CSI300 index rose 0.4 percent to 4,207.5 points by ...

  • Wall St tumbles as investors flee equities on Greek debt crisis

    NEW YORK (Reuters) -- U.S. stocks fell sharply in heavy trading on Monday and the S&P 500 and the Dow had their worst day since October after a collapse in Greek bailout talks intensified fears that the country could be the first to exit the euro zon...

  • Concern about inbound demand

    Japan retailer shares dumped on China stock rout

    TOKYO -- Japanese stocks sustained their steepest slide so far this year Monday as the Greek debt crisis sent exporters lower and freefalling Chinese equities triggered worries that retailers may lose the support of shoppers from that country. Se...

  • Falling into bear market

    'Beijing put' fails to stem slide in Shanghai shares

    HONG KONG -- The Chinese central bank's efforts over the weekend to boost investor confidence failed, as Shanghai stocks continued to tumble Monday. Following last week's market plunge, the People's Bank of China hammered out two easing moves Sat...

  • Contagion worries

    Greece weighs on global stocks

    LONDON -- With the European Union deciding not to grant a bailout extension to Greece, concerns over the country's possible exit from the EU are roiling global financial markets. Greece is not expected to make a Tuesday deadline to repay over 1.5...

  • US stocks

    Wall St falls as Grexit fears grow

    Most U.S. stocks fell on Monday after Greek bailout talks collapsed, intensifying fears that the country could be the first to exit the euro zone. Trading was heavy, with investors dropping riskier assets such as equities and commodities. The S&P...

  • Default concerns

    Greek crisis triggers Asian sell-off

    TAIPEI -- Asian shares tumbled Monday after the European Central Bank ended its credit lifeline to Greece and the country closed its banks, with Chinese stocks plunging despite the surprise weekend rate cut by China's central bank. China's benchm...

  • Greek jitters

    Euro stocks see worst day since 2011 as Greek crisis worsens

    LONDON (Reuters) -- European stock markets slid lower on Monday, with southern European banks hit particularly hard, after Greece closed its banks and imposed capital controls. Germany's DAX, France's CAC and Portugal's PSI-20 indices all sank ar...

  • Market volatility

    China regulators juggle IPOs with growth, a market plunge

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) -- A 20 percent fall in Chinese stocks over the past two weeks, mainly blamed on a flood of initial public offerings, highlights the risks that regulators face as they try to use the stock market to support the slowing economy. T...

  • Repercussions for Japan

    Markets bracing for strong yen, stock downturn as Greece nears default

    TOKYO -- With the Greek debt crisis looking less likely to reach a resolution, concerns are mounting that the prospect of a probable default could trigger a flight to safe assets, strengthening the yen and dealing a blow to stocks. Many market pl...

  • Panic selling sets in

    Shanghai stocks lose 19% in two weeks

    SHANGHAI -- Stocks in China are finding no support as investors grow wary of overheating. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index tumbled 7.4% to close Friday at 4,192, its lowest point in a month and a half -- and down 19% from the seven-year hig...

  • All coming down

    2,000 Chinese stocks go limit-down as margin traders flee

    HONG KONG -- Shanghai and Shenzhen stocks tumbled Friday as an exodus of small investors in China led to further selling. Slightly more than 2,000 stocks went limit-down, more than 70% of the roughly 2,860 listed on the two mainland China bourses...

  • China stocks plummet as investors stampede out of the market

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) -- China stocks on Friday posted some of their worst losses in seven years, as investors stampeded out of a market amid increasing signs the country's eight-month-long bull run is running out of fuel. The key CSI300 index fell ...

  • Hong Kong Exchanges

    Regulator opposes bourse proposal to change listing rules

    HONG KONG -- The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission said Thursday that it opposed a draft proposal from the city's stock exchange to change listing rules so that companies can list with more voting rights for certain shareholders. Under ...