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  • Nikkei Rises 1.3% to Highest in 4 Months Monday, 28 Dec 2009 | 5:35 AM ET

    Asian stocks have opened higher on Monday in quiet trade with some markets closed for a public holiday.

  • Japan, China Shares Down on Profit-Taking Friday, 25 Dec 2009 | 1:36 AM ET

    Japan's benchmark Nikkei average  closed  down 0.40 percent at 10,494.71 on Friday, while the broader Topix shed 0.47 percent to 909.39.

  • Nikkei Hits 3-Mth High on Yen, Wall St Thursday, 24 Dec 2009 | 2:15 AM ET

    Most Asian stock markets gained ground in thin pre-holiday trade on Thursday, led by Japan and China.

  • Asia Closes Up in Thin Trade; Oz at 3-Wk High Wednesday, 23 Dec 2009 | 3:58 AM ET

    China's key stock index ended up, with telecommunications-related shares firmer on strong subscriber growth, but some recently listed companies slipped below their IPO prices with sentiment weighed down by worries over rising share supplies.

  • Asian Shares Climb but China Closes Down Tuesday, 22 Dec 2009 | 5:59 AM ET

    Asian stocks on Tuesday got a lift from the stronger close on Wall Street, with Seoul, Tokyo and Australian markets all closing higher, but China bucked the regional trend.

  • Asia Stocks Mixed; Shanghai, Nikkei Gain Monday, 21 Dec 2009 | 4:38 AM ET

    Asian stock markets were trading mixed on Monday, with technology shares  getting a boost from Nasdaq's strong finish on Friday.

  • Asia Stocks End Lower on Wall Street's Slide Friday, 18 Dec 2009 | 6:27 AM ET

    Asian stock markets stumbled at the open on Friday, following the sell-off on Wall Street which saw the Dow Jones Industrial index fall more than 1 percent.

  • Asia End Mostly Lower; Shanghai Slips 2% Thursday, 17 Dec 2009 | 6:46 AM ET

    Asian stock markets were mostly lower on Thursday afternoon, led by Shanghai's 2 percent slide.

  • Asian Stocks Slip but Japan Up as Banks Rally Wednesday, 16 Dec 2009 | 5:39 AM ET

    Most Asian markets were in the red on Wednesday after U.S. stocks snapped their winning streak on fears of an interest rate hike and a sluggish outlook from General Electric

  • Asia Ends Mixed, Eye on Fed Meeting Tuesday, 15 Dec 2009 | 5:18 AM ET

    Asian stocks ended mixed on Tuesday as investors stayed cautious ahead of the two-day Federal Reserve meeting despite a positive end on Wall Street in the overnight session.

  • Asia Rebounds As Dubai Gets Financial Aid Monday, 14 Dec 2009 | 7:03 AM ET

    Asian stocks rebounded on Monday after Dubai said it had received $10 billion from Abu Dhabi to repay debt, which pushed down the yen but boosted the euro and emerging Asian currencies as risk appetite improved.

  • Asia Shares End Higher on Upbeat China Data Friday, 11 Dec 2009 | 5:51 AM ET

    Asian stocks rose on Friday after a slew of Chinese data showed the world's third-largest economy is on a brisk recovery path, fueling optimism that the global recovery is on track.

  • Asia Ends Mixed Despite Stronger US Session Thursday, 10 Dec 2009 | 6:01 AM ET

    Asian stock markets ended mixed on Thursday, despite the modest gains on Wall Street overnight.

  • Asia Falls on Recovery Worries, Nikkei Down 1.3% Wednesday, 9 Dec 2009 | 5:12 AM ET

    Asian stock markets traded lower on Wednesday, following the negative lead on Wall Street overnight.

  • Asia Ends Down, Tokyo Snaps Winning Streak Tuesday, 8 Dec 2009 | 6:21 AM ET

    Asian stock markets ended lower on Tuesday, after comments from Federal Reserve Chief Ben Bernanke renewed concerns over a sluggish U.S. economy.

  • Asian Shares End Mixed, Nikkei at 6-Week High Monday, 7 Dec 2009 | 5:05 AM ET

    Asian stock markets painted a mixed picture on Monday, following a positive finish on Wall Street in the previous session. Tokyo rose 1.45 percent to a six-week closing high and Taipei ended Monday's session up 1.63 percent, a three-week peak. But Sydney fell  as resource-related stocks dropped on the back of a slump in gold and copper prices.

  • Asia Ends Mixed Ahead of US Jobs Data Friday, 4 Dec 2009 | 5:34 AM ET

    Asian stock markets ended mixed Friday, as Sydney fell 1.5 percent while Shanghai gained 1.6 percent.

  • Asia Ends Mostly Higher, Nikkei Jumps 3.8% Thursday, 3 Dec 2009 | 5:22 AM ET

    Most Asian stock markets gained ground on Thursday, led by Tokyo's 3.8 percent but Shanghai closed lower.

  • Asian Stocks Close Higher After US Rally Wednesday, 2 Dec 2009 | 5:34 AM ET

    Asian stock markets tracked a strong session on Wall Street, which saw the Dow climbing more than one percent to end at its highest level so far this year. Key indices in Seoul and Hong Kong chalked up over 1 percent each.

  • Asia Extends Gains, Tokyo Closes Up 2.4% Tuesday, 1 Dec 2009 | 5:09 AM ET

    Asian stocks gained ground and Tokyo reversed course on Tuesday afternoon, as worries eased over Dubai's debt problems. The Nikkei 225 closed 2.4 percent higher, driven by news of a surprise BOJ meeting, which weighed on the yen and lifted exporters.