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  • Asian Stocks Fall on US Jobs Report, Hungary Monday, 7 Jun 2010 | 7:18 AM ET

    Asian stock markets tumbled on Monday, after Wall Street on Friday closed at its lowest level since February, spooked by disappointing U.S. jobs data and concerns over Hungary's debt problems.

  • Asia Is Mixed Ahead of US Jobs Data Friday, 4 Jun 2010 | 3:31 AM ET

    Asian stock markets traded mixed on Friday, amid caution ahead of the U.S. jobs report, which is expected to show the economy gained 513,000 jobs in May, adding to a string of recent positive economic data.

  • China Weighs Tighter Controls on Rare Elements Thursday, 3 Jun 2010 | 11:13 AM ET
    Chinese miner

    China is planning to tighten its control over its rare earth minerals by allowing just a handful of state companies to oversee the mining of the scarce elements, which are vital to some of the world’s greenest technologies. The NYT reports.

  • Asian Stocks Spike on Wall Street's Rally Thursday, 3 Jun 2010 | 3:08 AM ET

    Asian stocks rose for the first time in three days on Thursday as U.S. housing data fueled optimism about the world's largest economy, while the yen was pressured by expectations that Japan's new political leaders will favor a weaker currency.

  • Asian Stocks End Mixed; China Slides Monday, 31 May 2010 | 5:54 AM ET

    Asian markets ended the Monday session mixed with Tokyo and Seoul shrugging off a downgrade of Spain's credit rating while China shares booked sharp losses, hit by concerns over further tightening measures.

  • Asian Stocks Bolt Higher on US Gains Friday, 28 May 2010 | 5:20 AM ET

    Asian stocks surged out of the gates on Friday, after China's denial that it was reviewing its euro bond holdings prompted an impressive rally on Wall Street where the Dow jumped nearly 3 percent to close back over the 10,000 mark.

  • G'day Mate: The European Debt Crisis-An Aussie Explainer Thursday, 27 May 2010 | 11:10 AM ET
    The European Debt Crisis - See Complete Coverage

    I thought I understood how dire things were in Europe. Then I saw it explained by Clarke and Dawe. Troubling.

  • Asian Markets Rebound on Bargain-Hunting Thursday, 27 May 2010 | 3:08 AM ET

    Asian equities were firmly higher on Thursday afteroon, as bargain hunting helped to pull indexes out of early losses. Markets also rebounded after a Chinese government response to a report that China was reviewing its euro zone bond holdings, helped to calm nerves.

  • Asian Stocks Rebound but Caution Prevails Wednesday, 26 May 2010 | 3:13 AM ET

    Asian stock markets staged a rebound on Wednesday, after Wall Street made a comeback from earlier session lows, helping U.S. indices end mostly flat after first falling more than 3 percent on growing questions about the stability of the European banking system.

  • Asia Tumbles on Europe, Nikkei Down 3% Tuesday, 25 May 2010 | 3:06 AM ET

    Asian stock markets tumbled on Tuesday, as worries that the euro zone's troubles might spread kept investors wary about holding riskier assets.

  • Asia Mostly Higher, Led by Shanghai Monday, 24 May 2010 | 3:27 AM ET

    Most Asian indexes rose, as the Chinese market's strong performance offered support to its peers in the region but investors continued to keep a wary eye on the debt problems in the euro zone.

  • Asian Stocks Slide on Global Woes Friday, 21 May 2010 | 3:17 AM ET

    Asian stock markets suffered losses on Friday, with Tokyo and Taipei slumping 3 percent at one point, as persistent worries over the euro zone debt crisis and its negative impact on global economic growth sent investors heading for the exit.

  • Woodside Petro CEO on Australia’s New Mining Tax Thursday, 20 May 2010 | 9:38 PM ET

    You thought President Obama was bad on natural gas? Try Down Under.

  • Asian Stocks Fall as Euro Worries Linger Thursday, 20 May 2010 | 3:22 AM ET

    Asian markets lost ground  as political divisions in Europe and fears of more market regulation kept investors  nervous and pressured stocks.

  • Asian Stocks Fall on Bank Regulation Worry Wednesday, 19 May 2010 | 3:25 AM ET

    Asian stocks lost ground on Wednesday, as moves to toughen financial regulation in both the U.S. and Europe rattled markets and reduced the appetite for risk.

  • Asian Stocks Struggle After Monday's Selloff Tuesday, 18 May 2010 | 3:17 AM ET

    Most Asian indexes lost ground  on Tuesday in a choppy session. A late turnaround in U.S. markets overnight when the dollar pulled back from a four-year high against the euro, failed to inspire investors as they remained wary of the problems in Europe.

  • Asian Stocks End Lower; Shanghai Slumps 5% Monday, 17 May 2010 | 6:45 AM ET

    Asian equities fell sharply on Monday, with the Shanghai Composite Index ending more than 5 percent lower, as concerns over the long-term health of the euro zone and weak U.S. earning forecasts dampened investor appetite for risk.

  • Asian Stocks End Down as Debt Jitters Return Friday, 14 May 2010 | 5:18 AM ET

    Asian stocks were under pressure on Friday, surrendering part of the prior session's rally, as investors remained skittish in the face of euro zone debt worries and doubts about the U.S. economic recovery.

  • Asian Stocks End Up on Spain Deficit Measures Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 7:52 AM ET

    Asian stocks logged impressive gains on Thursday, following the strong gains on Wall Street, after Spain outlined measures to cut its deficit, easing fears that the Greek debt crisis could spread in Europe.

  • Asia Stocks End Mostly Lower on Debt Worries Wednesday, 12 May 2010 | 7:33 AM ET

    Asian stocks ended mostly lower on Wednesday after the negative lead on Wall Street, as persistent worries about the eurozone's fiscal health continued to dampen market atmosphere.