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  • Asian Stocks End Lower, Erasing Early Gains Thursday, 12 Nov 2009 | 5:13 AM ET

    Asia's key indexes failed to hang on to the morning's modest gains and closed lower, as Tokyo, Sydney and Seoul slipped into the red. Markets had earlier tracked Wall Street, after the Dow Jones Industrials closed higher for the sixth straight session.

  • Robust Chinese Data Boost Asian Shares Wednesday, 11 Nov 2009 | 5:07 AM ET

    Asian stock markets made modest gains on Wednesday, as investors shrugged off the rocky session on Wall Street overnight and focused instead on strong data out of China, which showed factory output jumping to a 19-month high in October.

  • Asia Stocks End Higher after Strong US Session Tuesday, 10 Nov 2009 | 5:21 AM ET

    Asian shares finished higher on Tuesday, following a rally on Wall Street which saw U.S. indices finishing at their highest levels in more than a year.

  • Asian Markets End Up, Sydney Up 1.8% Monday, 9 Nov 2009 | 6:20 AM ET

    Asian markets chalked up gains on Monday, led by Sydney's 1.8 percent advance. However, investors remained concern over the state of the U.S. economy after the mixed jobs report released on Friday.

  • Asian Stocks End Higher on US Recovery Hopes Friday, 6 Nov 2009 | 5:09 AM ET

    Asia's key indexes rebounded Friday from losses in the previous session, after strong U.S. jobs data reinforced hopes the economy is recovering.

  • Put Your Cash to Work and Buy Big Caps Thursday, 15 Oct 2009 | 3:01 AM ET

    Investors should put their cash to work and focus on leading economic indicators, and not lagging indicators such as the unemployment rate, advised Daphne Roth, head of equity research at ABN AMRO Private Banking.

  • Some Safe Bets in China, South Korea and India Thursday, 8 Oct 2009 | 4:36 AM ET

    Look to invest in hot growth spots in Asia such as China's oil refiners and wind power firms, as the region's economy will see a stronger recovery compared to the rest of the world, said Philip Niem, head of Asia discretionary portfolio management at Barclays.

  • Australia Market Due for 5-10% Correction Wednesday, 7 Oct 2009 | 6:30 AM ET

    The Australian market is at fair value and will see a short market correction, but will recover quickly and rise by the year’s end, according to Angus Geddes, CEO of Fat Prophets.

  • Who Will Follow Australia and Hike Rates Next? Tuesday, 6 Oct 2009 | 6:59 PM ET

    Australia's rate hike may not signal a stampede to raise rates. But smaller central banks could be tempted to tighten sooner rather than later.

  • Buy Aussie Stocks with Exposure to US, UK: Strategist Thursday, 24 Sep 2009 | 3:58 AM ET

    Lucinda Chan, divisional director at Macquarie Private Wealth is adding stocks to her portfolio, in particular those that will ride the upturn in more developed economies such as the U.S. and the UK.

  • Eye on Energy: China’s Great Nat Gas Deal Wednesday, 19 Aug 2009 | 12:45 AM ET
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    China and Australia struck a $41 billion agreement to provide China with liquefied natural gas (LNG) Tuesday, and the deal is an example how China is grabbing up energy at cheap prices at a time when it is one of the few countries investing in resources, experts told CNBC Asia.

  • BHP’s Messy Chart Is Only for the Bold: Guppy Tuesday, 18 Aug 2009 | 12:28 AM ET

    When a sell-off develops there is a surprising lack of support from investors in miner BHP Billiton.

  • Charting Asia | BHP Billiton Weekly (Australia) Monday, 17 Aug 2009 | 11:04 PM ET
  • Chinese Strategies That Reel in the Prize Fish Monday, 15 Jun 2009 | 7:29 PM ET
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    The firestorm caused by Rio Tinto pulling out of its deal with Chinalco, resulting from the partnership with once bitter rival, BHP Billiton, has the makings of a soap drama. It's enthralling viewing, but many observers are missing the vital sub-plot which leads to the surprise ending.

  • Charting Asia | Fortescue Metals Daily Chart Monday, 15 Jun 2009 | 7:28 PM ET
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  • Australia Feels Chill as China’s Shadow Grows Wednesday, 3 Jun 2009 | 11:04 AM ET
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    Since three state owned Chinese companies said they would buy stakes in Australia’s storied mining industry totaling $22 billion — as much as China’s entire investment here in the last three years — some of this nation’s 21.3 million people have reacted with aggrieved nationalism.

  • Sterling/Dollar Is a 'Monster Pair': Analyst Monday, 20 Apr 2009 | 10:49 PM ET

    There's money to be made in the pound sterling/US dollar cross says one analyst.  Terrance Lee, assistant manager at PhillipCapital, calls this the 'monster pair'.

  • Asian Stocks Overcome Gloom to Swing Back to Black Monday, 20 Apr 2009 | 5:03 AM ET

    Asian stocks edged up Monday, holding near a six-month peak struck last week and withstanding an early bout of profit-taking as investors eyed a slew of corporate earnings reports around the world this week.

  • The Australian Dollar Can Make You Money Sunday, 19 Apr 2009 | 8:44 PM ET

    Can’t stomach the violent swings in the equity markets? One analyst recommends switching out to currencies, especially the Australian dollar. There's money to be made there.

  • Asian Markets Waver on Mixed Signs of Recovery Friday, 17 Apr 2009 | 5:14 AM ET

    Asian markets were mixed Friday and the yen slipped, after upbeat results from JPMorgan and Google kept a revival of risk taking alive, with shares outside Japan on track for a sixth week of gains.