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  • 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.

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

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

  • Asian stocks have opened higher on Monday in quiet trade with some markets closed for a public holiday.

  • 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.

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    The board of Russian aluminium company UC RUSAL has set a price range for its Hong Kong IPO valuing the company at between $16 billion and $22 billion,  a paper reported.

  • Most Asian stock markets gained ground in thin pre-holiday trade on Thursday, led by Japan and China.

  • Despite a recent jump in real estate prices in Singapore and Hong Kong, Tim Murphy, managing director if IP Global Limited is still upbeat on the sector, especially in mass market property.

  • 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.

  • The Chinese economy will be able to achieve 10.5 percent growth in 2010, said Tomo Kinoshita, deputy head of economics, non-Japan Asia at Nomura International.

  • 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.

  • Asian stock markets were trading mixed on Monday, with technology shares  getting a boost from Nasdaq's strong finish on Friday.

  • 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.

  • Asian stock markets were mostly lower on Thursday afternoon, led by Shanghai's 2 percent slide.

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    The famed fighting monks of China's Shaolin Temple plan a foray into modern finance. They plan to join with China Travel Service in a venture that will seek to raise up to 1 billion yuan ($146.4 million) in a share listing , reports said Thursday.

  • 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