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  • Asian Stocks End Higher on US Factory Data Wednesday, 6 Jan 2010 | 6:12 AM ET

    Asian stock markets ended modestly higher Wednesday, after upbeat factory orders in the U.S. added to the view that the American economic recovery is on track.

  • Asia Ends Higher on Global Recovery Hopes Tuesday, 5 Jan 2010 | 5:21 AM ET

    Asian stock markets got off to a strong start on Tuesday, after a U.S. report showed the manufacturing sector expanding for a fifth straight month.

  • Asia Kicks Off 2010 Higher, Nikkei Leads Monday, 4 Jan 2010 | 5:07 AM ET

    Asian stock markets kick off a new year on an upbeat note as investors counted on a sustainable global recovery.

  • Asian Stocks Kick Off 2010 Higher Sunday, 3 Jan 2010 | 8:11 PM ET

    Asian stock markets kick off a new year on an upbeat note.

  • Nikkei Climbs 19% in 2009; Yen, Stimulus Help Wednesday, 30 Dec 2009 | 5:13 AM ET

    Japan's  Nikkei average  booked a 19 percent gain in 2009, with shares of high-tech exporters leading a rebound rally on a weaker yen and as economic stimulus measures helped turn around the world economy.

  • Asian Shares End Mixed; Australia Up 1% Tuesday, 29 Dec 2009 | 6:00 AM ET

    Asian stocks were trading flat to higher on Tuesday, with Australian shares rising 1%.

  • 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.