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  • Asian equities fell sharply on Monday, with the Shanghai Composite Index ending more than 5 percent lower, as concerns over the long-term health of the euro zone and weak U.S. earning forecasts dampened investor appetite for risk.

  • Asian stocks were under pressure on Friday, surrendering part of the prior session's rally, as investors remained skittish in the face of euro zone debt worries and doubts about the U.S. economic recovery.

  • Asian stocks logged impressive gains on Thursday, following the strong gains on Wall Street, after Spain outlined measures to cut its deficit, easing fears that the Greek debt crisis could spread in Europe.

  • Asian stocks ended mostly lower on Wednesday after the negative lead on Wall Street, as persistent worries about the eurozone's fiscal health continued to dampen market atmosphere.

  • Asian equities were mostly lower on Tuesday, as lingering doubts about how Greece and other debt-laden euro zone countries will reduce their budget deficits put the brakes on the impressive relief rally in global stocks seen on Monday.

  • Asian stock markets charged higher on Monday, led by Hong Kong and Sydney, following news that global policy makers unleashed a massive rescue package to contain the Greek debt crisis.

  • Tokyo Exchange

    Asian stock markets fell on Friday, led by Tokyo's 3.1 percent drop, after U.S. stocks plunged more than 3 percent lower triggered by Europe's debt crisis gathered speed.

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    It’s a bizarre setting for raising fish, but high inside a building one company hopes its technique can tap into the growing appetite for seafood in China.

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    London and New York share the top place in a ranking of financial centers around the world published Friday, followed by Hong Kong and Singapore.

  • Cathay Pacific

    Cathay Pacific told CNBC Friday it will not be participating in Air China's 6.5 billion yuan ($952.2 million) share issue.

  • HSBC  will take part in Bank of Communications' (BoCom) upcoming rights issue and is keen to increase its shareholding in the Chinese lender when regulations allow, said Michael Geoghegan, group chief executive & chairman of HSBC.

  • Hong Kong's flagship air carrier Cathay Pacific is expecting 2010 to be a good year after a dismal 2009, CEO Tony Tyler told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • Asian stock markets made gains on Thursday, following the positive lead on Wall Street overnight.

  • Asian stock markets suffered losses on Wednesday following the weaker close on Wall Street and on news that China's central bank was tightening monetary conditions.

  • Asian stock markets saw healthy gains on Monday, after major indices on Wall Street finished at 15-month closing highs as investors looked past weaker than expected jobs data.

  • Asian stock markets ended mostly higher on Friday ahead of key data out of the U.S. that is expected to show the American economy has stopped shedding jobs.

  • Asian stock markets ended lower after cautious trading, following the mixed finish on Wall Street overnight.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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