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  • 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.

  • Nikkei Rises to Two Week High on Steel Merger Friday, 4 Feb 2011 | 2:39 AM ET
  • Nikkei Edges Lower After Wednesday's Surge Thursday, 3 Feb 2011 | 3:43 AM ET

    Japan's Nikkei average edged lower on Thursday, after posting the biggest jump in two months the day before, as worries over an escalation of violence in Egypt nudged investors towards safer assets, offsetting strong U.S. jobs data.

  • 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.