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  • Nikkei Logs Best Weekly Gain in 7 Months Friday, 9 Jul 2010 | 3:13 AM ET

    Asian stocks trekked higher on Friday after a fall in U.S. jobless claims and solid sales reports by large retailers lifted Wall Street for a third straight day.

  • Asian Stocks Surge After Wall Street Rally Thursday, 8 Jul 2010 | 6:15 AM ET

    Asian stocks were up sharply on Thursday, after optimism over the upcoming earnings season sparked a rally on Wall Street, driving the Dow up 2.8 percent.

  • Asian Stocks Ends Lower Despite US Gains Wednesday, 7 Jul 2010 | 8:07 AM ET

    Asian stocks ended mostly lower Wednesday, failing to capitalize on a stronger finish on Wall Street, as doubts about global economic growth persisted.

  • China's Strong Rebound Lifts Asian Markets Tuesday, 6 Jul 2010 | 6:53 AM ET

    Asian markets reversed course on Tuesday, turning positive as a strong rebound in Chinese stocks lifted sentiment.

  • Asia Gains, Economic Fears Drag on China Monday, 5 Jul 2010 | 3:11 AM ET

    North Asian markets edged higher on Monday as investors picked up beaten-down stocks, shrugging off the weaker-than-expected U.S. jobs report which rattled Wall Street on Friday. But shares in China led the decliners, hurt by fears of a slowdown in the Chinese economy.

  • Asian Stocks Mixed, Eye US Payrolls Data Friday, 2 Jul 2010 | 3:44 AM ET

    Major Asian indexes traded mix on Friday, with some markets turning around after several consecutive sessions of downward trading. But the mood was cautious after weak U.S. economic data and signs of a slowdown in China fanned fears about the global recovery.

  • Asian Markets Slide; Nikkei at 7-Month Low Thursday, 1 Jul 2010 | 7:17 AM ET

    Asian markets opened lower Thursday, following yet another daily decline on Wall Street, with Japan's Nikkei hitting a seven-month low.

  • Asia Slides on Global Growth Worries Wednesday, 30 Jun 2010 | 3:15 AM ET

    Asian stocksĀ  tumbled after renewed jitters about the global economic outlook sparked a selloff on Wall Street, sending U.S. stocks to their lowest levels for the year.

  • Asian Stocks Slide, Shanghai at 14-Month Low Tuesday, 29 Jun 2010 | 6:58 AM ET

    Asian markets reversed early gains to trade lower Tuesday in lackluster trading, on course for their worst quarterly performance since the end of 2008. This mirrored a weak performance in the U.S. where Wall Street ended the session lower as investors digested mixed consumer data.

  • Asian Stocks End Mixed; Nikkei Extends Fall Monday, 28 Jun 2010 | 8:20 AM ET

    Asian stock markets ended mixed in cautious trade Monday, as investors awaited June jobs data due out Friday for clues on how the U.S. economy is faring following recent setbacks including a sharp decline in new home sales last week.

  • Asian Stocks Struggle on Recovery Concerns Friday, 25 Jun 2010 | 2:56 AM ET

    Asian stocks struggled on Friday, after fresh signs of consumer weakness and worries about stringent financial regulation sent Wall Street lower.

  • Asian Stocks End Mostly Lower, Australia Dips Thursday, 24 Jun 2010 | 7:25 AM ET

    Asian stock markets ended mostly lower Thursday after paring earlier gains on the back of leadership changes in Australia.

  • Asia Falls as US Housing Data Spark Recovery Fears Wednesday, 23 Jun 2010 | 4:03 AM ET

    Asian stocks slid on Wednesday after Wall Street closed lower as an unexpected fall in poor U.S. housing data added to worries about the fragility of the global economic recovery and optimism over China's promise to make the yuan more flexible faded further.

  • Asia Drifts, Shanghai Drops on Growth Worries Friday, 18 Jun 2010 | 6:15 AM ET

    Asian stocks were mixed in directionless trade on Friday, after Wall Street closed with slight gains.

  • Asian Stocks Drift, Nikkei Ends Below 10,000 Thursday, 17 Jun 2010 | 5:20 AM ET

    Asian stock markets traded rangebound on Thursday, after major indices on Wall Street ended mostly flat on mixed economic data and a disappointing outlook from FedEx.

  • Asia Higher on US Rally, Nikkei Up 1.8% Wednesday, 16 Jun 2010 | 5:36 AM ET

    Asian stocks jumpedĀ  on Wednesday, after a number of successful European debt auctions eased investor concerns about the euro zone's solvency crisis.

  • Asian Stocks Drift after Greece's Downgrade Tuesday, 15 Jun 2010 | 7:12 AM ET

    Asian stocks were rangebound in cautious trade on Tuesday, following Moody's downgrade of Greece's debt to junk status.

  • Asian Stocks Hit 1-Month Highs, Techs Climb Monday, 14 Jun 2010 | 7:49 AM ET

    Asian stocks rose to a one-month high on Monday, led by a rally in the technology sector, after semiconductor chipmakers last week gave positive news about demand, helping Wall Street recover early losses on Friday.

  • Asian Stocks End Higher After US Rally Friday, 11 Jun 2010 | 5:43 AM ET

    Asian stocks jumped on Friday, following a rally on Wall Street which saw all three major indices gaining nearly 3 percent.

  • Asia Climbs on Strong Chinese Data Thursday, 10 Jun 2010 | 2:55 AM ET

    Asian shares climbed on Thursday, with Tokyo and Taipei up over 1 percent, as better-than-expected Chinese exports added to optimism that the global economic recovery is on track.