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  • Asian Stocks Tumble as Oil Marches Higher Wednesday, 2 Mar 2011 | 4:28 AM ET

    Asian stocks fell on Wednesday, with declines on Wall Street and continued rises in crude oil prices dampening investor sentiment and weighing on issues that are sensitive to energy prices.

  • Asian Stocks Track Wall Street's Gains Tuesday, 1 Mar 2011 | 5:10 AM ET

    Asian stocks rose on Tuesday, tracking U.S. shares which gained on optimistic remarks from influential investor Warren Buffett, while Chinese manufacturing growth slowed to a six-month low. 

  • Asian Stocks Advance, but Gains Capped Monday, 28 Feb 2011 | 2:52 AM ET

    Asian shares rose on Monday as financial shares clawed back some of last week's losses and higher oil prices buoyed energy stocks, but gains were capped by fears of futher outflows from emerging equities to developed markets. 

  • Asian Stocks Nudge Higher as Oil Backs Down Friday, 25 Feb 2011 | 2:52 AM ET

    Asian stocks traded higher as oil backed off from $120 a barrel on rumors Libya's Muammar Gaddafi had been shot, prompting a corresponding recovery in U.S. equities the day before.

  • Asian Markets Trade Mixed, Nikkei Ends Down 1% Thursday, 24 Feb 2011 | 2:10 AM ET

    Asian stocks weakened after Wall Street extended losses as violence in Libya prompted a spike in oil prices.

  • Asian Stocks Extend Losses on Libya Turmoil Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 1:33 AM ET

    Asian stocks fell for a second day as investors pull out from riskier assets, with turmoil in Libya driving crude oil prices to 30-month highs and sparking worry of slower global growth.

  • Asian Stocks Drop, Libya Spurs Profit-Taking Tuesday, 22 Feb 2011 | 2:06 AM ET

    Japan's Nikkei average fell 2 percent on Tuesday, away from 9-1/2-month highs and its first decline in seven days, as turmoil in the Middle East triggered profit-taking in blue-chip shares.

  • Mideast Unrest Triggers Profit Taking in Asia Monday, 21 Feb 2011 | 1:57 AM ET

    Asian shares mostly eased on Monday as spreading tensions in Libya and other oil-producing regions encouraged some mild profit taking after last week's solid gains. 

  • Asian Stocks Set for Best Week in 2 Months Friday, 18 Feb 2011 | 1:44 AM ET

    Asian stocks were mixed on Friday. Still, markets are set to finish their best week in two months as investors scooped up bargains amid signs that heavy selling of the past few weeks was drawing to a close. 

  • Nikkei Hits 9-Half Month High, Seoul Shares Drop Thursday, 17 Feb 2011 | 3:00 AM ET

    The Nikkei average rose for a fourth session on Thursday to a 9-1/2-month high as solid earnings and global merger activity encouraged foreign investors to keep snapping up outperforming Japanese shares.

  • Asia Mixed, Nikkei Hits 9-Month High Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 5:40 AM ET

    Asian stock markets traded mixed on Wednesday after a lower close on Wall Street.

  • Asia Trades Mixed Following China Data Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | 2:57 AM ET

    Asian stocks traded mixed on Tuesday following China's closely-watched inflation data.

  • Asian Stocks Shine, China Inflation Data Eyed Monday, 14 Feb 2011 | 2:44 AM ET

    Asian stocks rallied on Monday, snapping five straight sessions of losses, as talk of slower-than-expected Chinese inflation helped drive Shanghai's main share index to its best level in seven weeks.

  • Asian Stocks End Mixed as Investors Eye Egypt Friday, 11 Feb 2011 | 5:27 AM ET

    Asian stocks ended mixed on Friday as investors shunned risk on concerns about the pace of policy tightening in the region and growing tensions in Egypt.

  • Asian Stocks Lower After Wall Street Retreats Thursday, 10 Feb 2011 | 2:56 AM ET

    Asian stocks were mostly lower on Thursday after a retreat on Wall Street.

  • Asian Markets Fall After China Rate Hike Wednesday, 9 Feb 2011 | 5:06 AM ET

    Asian markets fell on Wednesday after China's central bank raised interest rates for the second time in just over six weeks to rein in stubbornly high inflation.  Chinese  property and resource counters remained under pressure.

  • Asia Mostly Up, Nikkei at 9-Month High Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 5:48 AM ET

    Most Asian share markets struggled for traction on Tuesday, but Japan's Nikkei hit a fresh 9-month high and Australian stocks rose as hopes of a sustained recovery for the rich world encouraged investors to switch funds from emerging to developed markets.

  • Asian Stocks Mixed After US Jobs Data Monday, 7 Feb 2011 | 5:23 AM ET

    Asian stocks were mixed on Monday after a higher open. Sentiment was supported by by a fall in the U.S. jobless rate which boosted stocks on Wall Street Friday.

  • Australian Storms Push Commodity Prices Higher Friday, 4 Feb 2011 | 11:27 AM ET
    Clouds form over the central business district on Cairns waterfront as Queenslanders brace themsleves for Cyclone Yasi on February 1, 2011 in Cairns, Australia.

    Beyond the devastating loss of life and livelihoods, why should we care about the impact of these Australian natural disasters? The answer is simple, and very clear on the rioting streets of Egypt: commodity price inflation.

  • Traders sit at their desks at the Stock Exchange in Hong Kong.

    With investors’ attention focused on the fast-growing markets, the region’s main financial hubs are jockeying for dominance with a host of new efforts intended to increase their competitiveness on a global scale. The NYT reports.