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  • 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.

  • Asia Falls on Europe Debt Worries Tuesday, 11 May 2010 | 3:40 AM ET

    Asian equities were mostly lower on Tuesday, as lingering doubts about how Greece and other debt-laden euro zone countries will reduce their budget deficits put the brakes on the impressive relief rally in global stocks seen on Monday.

  • Asian Stocks End Higher on EU Crisis Deal Monday, 10 May 2010 | 6:44 AM ET

    Asian stock markets charged higher on Monday, led by Hong Kong and Sydney, following news that global policy makers unleashed a massive rescue package to contain the Greek debt crisis.

  • Asia Drops on Greek Woes, Nikkei Down 3.1% Friday, 7 May 2010 | 3:24 AM ET
    Tokyo Exchange

    Asian stock markets fell on Friday, led by Tokyo's 3.1 percent drop, after U.S. stocks plunged more than 3 percent lower triggered by Europe's debt crisis gathered speed.

  • Asian Stocks End Higher on Positive US Lead Thursday, 14 Jan 2010 | 6:21 AM ET

    Asian stock markets made gains on Thursday, following the positive lead on Wall Street overnight.

  • Asian Stocks Stumble as China Tightens Credit Wednesday, 13 Jan 2010 | 5:10 AM ET

    Asian stock markets suffered losses on Wednesday following the weaker close on Wall Street and on news that China's central bank was tightening monetary conditions.

  • Asian Stocks Rise After Gains on Wall Street Monday, 11 Jan 2010 | 6:01 AM ET

    Asian stock markets saw healthy gains on Monday, after major indices on Wall Street finished at 15-month closing highs as investors looked past weaker than expected jobs data.

  • Asian Stocks End Higher, US Jobs Data Eyed Friday, 8 Jan 2010 | 5:04 AM ET

    Asian stock markets ended mostly higher on Friday ahead of key data out of the U.S. that is expected to show the American economy has stopped shedding jobs.