Asian share markets eked out gains on Thursday as dovish comments from the head of the US Federal Reserve combined with an upbeat economic assessment from the central bank to lift Wall Street for a third straight session.
US stocks rose 1 percent on Wednesday, advancing for a third straight session as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reaffirmed the central bank's commitment to keeping interest rates low and Yahoo rallied.
KEY EVENTS/FACTORS TO WATCH
S&P webinar on creditworthiness of India's sovereign, corporates
INDIAN STOCKS TO WATCH
KKR, Blackstone eye stake in Idea
Cairn Energy seeks shareholder nod to sell Cairn India stake
US calls for more investment-friendly Indian government
Oil India said to plan bid for $2 billion Murphy Malaysia assets
Narendra Modi says committed to no first use of nuclear weapons
Mindtree says March-quarter net profit up 24 pct
HSBC Bank Oman says agrees Indian business sale to Qatar's Doha Bank
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Piramal set to pick up 20 pct stake in Shriram Capital
IDFC, two other funds in race to buy NCC's highway assets