AmEx easily topped Wall Street targets for quarterly profit as record investments in card rewards and a strengthening US economy contributed to higher customer spending.
Industrial and commodities-focused stocks made gains as earnings and basic resource prices spurred them higher, while the main European indices declined.
Indian shares inched higher on the back of gains in metal stocks as global aluminium prices soared, while Tata Consultancy Services Ltd, rose ahead of its results.
Resource stocks were on a roll in Asia as oil prices hit heights and ignited a rally across commodities, though the potential boost to inflation globally.
Taking a cue from global markets, the key Indian equity market indices on Thursday opened higher.
Aditya Birla Group May Raise $1 Bn To Repay Regulatory Dues
AB Group To Sell Stake & Promoter Entities Of Co
In Talks With Large PE Funds
Deal Will Let AB Group Maintain Current Shareholding
PE Investors To Get Indirect Stake In Idea
Bags Orders For Rural-Urban Electrification Project
Project worth Rs 3577.93 Cr
Projects under Saubhagya Yojna
Projects to be completed within 15 months
Board Meeting On April 19 To Consider Various Bids Received
CKP Financial Open Offer To Acquire 1.39 Cr Shares Of Co
Offer Represents 25.02% Stake, With Price Of Rs 400/Sh
To make an investment of rs 500 cr in GIFT City
Will develop about 1,000 housing units in GIFT City
Residential footprint rises to 10 cities with investment