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  • Asia Ends Higher, Nikkei Up on Recovery Hopes Wednesday, 2 Feb 2011 | 4:14 AM ET

    Asian stocks jumped on Wednesday and the dollar sank as a surge in U.S. manufacturing and strong company earnings convinced investors to pile back into riskier assets despite turmoil in Egypt. 

  • Scenes from Australia Cyclone Wednesday, 2 Feb 2011 | 1:45 AM ET
    Clouds form over the central business district on Cairms waterfront as Queenslanders brace themsleves for Cyclone Yasi on February 1, 2011 in Cairns, Australia.

    Thousands have fled their homes and engineers have warned even "cyclone proof"homes could be shattered by the powerful winds. Here are some images.

  • Asian Stocks Rise, Led by Resource Firms Tuesday, 1 Feb 2011 | 4:47 AM ET

    Asian stocks posted modest gains on Tuesday, led by shares in resource companies, as strong U.S. factory data and surging commodities prices offset fears that unrest in Egypt could spread elsewhere in the Middle East. 

  • Egypt Spooks Asia; Tokyo at 1-Month Low Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 1:51 AM ET

    Asian stocks slid on Monday following Friday's sharp drop on Wall Street as anti-government rioting in Egypt prompted investors to flee to less risky assets to ride out the turmoil.

  • Cramer: What to Watch Next Week Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | 6:16 PM ET

    The "Mad Money" host reveals his plans for the days to come.

  • Asia Lower After S&P's Japan Downgrade Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | 5:14 AM ET

    Asian stocks were lower on Friday, as caution pervaded following warnings by the IMF and ratings agencies on United States and Japan.

  • Asian Stocks Higher on Fed's Comments Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 5:13 AM ET

    Asian stocks rose Thursday after U.S. Federal Reserve policymakers voted unanimously to maintain a $600 billion bond-buying plan to fuel an economic recovery.

  • Asian Stocks Higher, Focus on Fed Meeting Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011 | 4:49 AM ET

    Asian stocks traded mixed on Wednesday after a flat finish on Wall Street.

  • Asian Stocks End Mixed, Tokyo Stocks Rise Tuesday, 25 Jan 2011 | 5:25 AM ET

    Asian stocks climbed on Tuesday after a strong session on Wall Street which saw the Dow Jones Industrials finishing 20 points shy of 12,000.

  • 3 Plays on Australia’s Rebuild Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 6:51 PM ET

    Cramer finds potential profits in the commodity business.

  • Asia Ends Mixed; Bargain Hunting Supports Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 5:46 AM ET

    Asian stocks were higher on Monday on mild bargain buying after a sell-off last week.

  • Asia Lower on Further China Tightening Fears Friday, 21 Jan 2011 | 3:12 AM ET

    Asian stocks finished mostly lower on Friday on concerns over further tightening measures by China after the latest growth figures released on Thursday showed the economy continuing to power ahead.

  • Asia Ends Down, Investors Digest China Data Thursday, 20 Jan 2011 | 5:15 AM ET

    Asian stocks finished lower with substantial declines for Chinese shares on worries stronger than expected growth could lead to tighter monetary policy.

  • Asia Ends Mostly Higher; Techs Outperform Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 5:18 AM ET

    Asian stocks opened mostly higher Wednesday, after gains on Wall Street, buoyed by robust earnings for Apple whose stock climbed in extended trade and after target price hikes for Google lifted Wall Street.

  • Asia Ends Mixed; Techs Up Despite Apple News Tuesday, 18 Jan 2011 | 5:59 AM ET

    Asian markets were mixed on Tuesday, but technology plays outperformed despite news the Apple  Chief Executive Steve Jobs would take medical leave for the third time since 2004.

  • Asia Ends Mostly Lower After China's Tightening Monday, 17 Jan 2011 | 5:44 AM ET

    Asian stock markets were mostly lower on Monday after the latest tightening move from China's central bank.

  • Are Rare Earth Stocks a Good Bet? Friday, 14 Jan 2011 | 11:07 AM ET
    Bulldozer scoop soil containing various rare earth to be loaded on to a ship at a port in Lianyungang, east China's Jiangsu province in September, for export to Japan.

    The rare earth story jumped to  front pages in 2010. China dominates the market for the arcane metals, which are vital to technology products. Which companies, though, can fill that need, now that China has begun to limit exports?

  • Asian Stocks End Mixed, Resources Sag Friday, 14 Jan 2011 | 5:50 AM ET

    Asian stocks closed mixed on Friday, weighed down by a drop in resources-related shares as commodity prices declined.

  • Asian Stocks End Up on Portugal Bond Auction Thursday, 13 Jan 2011 | 4:30 AM ET

    Asian stocks rose on Thursday after a successful bond auction in Portugal eased fears about the euro zone's debt crisis and boosted European and U.S. stocks.

  • Asia Ends Up; KOSPI Hits Fresh Closing High Wednesday, 12 Jan 2011 | 4:24 AM ET

    Asian stocks rose on Wednesday as global markets halted recent losing streaks and posted modest gains on the back of solid earnings reports and positive broker comments, while investors await the outcome of debt issuance in the euro zone.