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  • Asian Markets Rebound as Investors Pick Up Financials Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007 | 5:06 AM ET

    Asian markets rebounded after four straight sessions of losses, with some markets climbing nearly 5 percent as investors picked up financials and other battered stocks.

  • Asian Markets Close Mixed in Choppy Trade Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 | 5:21 AM ET

    Asian markets closed mixed Tuesday, with Japan ending weaker for an eight consecutive session. But South Korea and Australia managed to eke out gains after weaving in and out of negative territory throughout the day.

  • Asian Markets Close Sharply Lower on Credit Jitters Monday, 12 Nov 2007 | 4:51 AM ET
    Stock investors watch stock movement at a stock exchange in Chengdu, China.

    Asian markets closed sharply down Monday, with investors dumping stocks and seeking safer bets after more evidence that U.S. subprime-mortgage related woes continue to feed into the global banking sector and economy. Japan and South Korea closed sharply lower, with today's losses wiping out all of the Nikkei's gains for 2007.

  • Asian Markets Close Mixed, Tokyo Falls Friday, 9 Nov 2007 | 5:05 AM ET

    Asian markets closed mixed, with stocks under pressure as the U.S. dollar slumped to a record low against the euro in the afternoon session Friday. Japan shed over 1 percent but South Korea and Australia both finished higher.

  • Asian Markets Tumble on Credit Crunch Fears Thursday, 8 Nov 2007 | 5:07 PM ET
    CHina Stocks

    Asian markets closed deep in the red Thursday as investors dumped financial shares on credit fears. Japan finished 2 percent lower and South Korea shed 3.1 percent.

  • Asian Markets Close Mixed, Strong Yen Sinks Japan Wednesday, 7 Nov 2007 | 6:02 AM ET
  • Alibaba More Than Doubles on Debut, Tops Forecasts Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | 4:29 PM ET
    Great Wall of China

    Shares in Alibaba.com more than doubled in their trading debut on Tuesday, topping expectations, after China's largest e-commerce firm raised $1.49 billion in Hong Kong's most popular initial public offering.

  • Asian Markets Close Mixed, Japan Slips Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | 5:17 AM ET
    Stock investors watch stock movement at a stock exchange in Chengdu, China.

    Asian Markets closed mixed, with Japan ending weaker after spending most the session in positive territory. South Korea and Australia though finished stronger with Seoul gaining almost 2 percent.

  • Asian Markets Close Down on Credit Worries Monday, 5 Nov 2007 | 4:22 AM ET

    Asian stocks closed sharply lower Monday, pulled down by the financial sector, with fears that the credit crisis is still in full swing returning.

  • Credit Woes Hit Asian Markets, Japan Sheds 2% Friday, 2 Nov 2007 | 8:02 AM ET
    A man uses his mobile phone in front of electronic stock boards at the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX Ltd.) headquarters in Sydney, Australia.

    Markets in Asia closed weaker Friday, with financial stocks declining around the region on credit concerns after brokerages downgraded U.S. banking giants Citigroup and Bank of America.

  • Asian Markets Close Mixed, Retreat from Earlier Rally Thursday, 1 Nov 2007 | 6:41 AM ET

    Asian markets retreated in late afternoon trading, closing mixed after rallying earlier in the session following the Federal Reserve's interest rate cut.

  • Asian Markets End Mostly Higher Ahead of Fed Decision Wednesday, 31 Oct 2007 | 6:11 AM ET

    Asian markets finished mostly higher with South Korea closing at a new record and Japan edging higher right at the end of the trading session. But most investors stayed on the sidelines ahead of the Federal Reserve's decision on U.S. interest rates, due well after regional market's close. 

  • Asian Markets End Mixed Ahead of Fed Meeting Tuesday, 30 Oct 2007 | 6:32 AM ET

    Asian markets closed mostly lower Tuesday, with Japan, South Korea and Australia ending down as investors held back ahead of a U.S. Federal Reserve policy-setting meeting that is expected to cut interest rates.

  • Asian Markets Close Higher on US Rate Expectations Monday, 29 Oct 2007 | 6:30 AM ET

    Asian markets rallied in the afternoon session Monday to close higher across the board. South Korea and Australia hit new records on speculation of a U.S. interest rate cut this week, a weak U.S. dollar and upbeat earnings results, which all helped push stocks up.

  • A man uses his mobile phone in front of electronic stock boards at the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX Ltd.) headquarters in Sydney, Australia.

    Asian markets rallied in the afternoon session Friday, ending the week higher as upbeat profits results from companies such as Sony gave stocks a boost.  Japan and Australia both finished over 1 percent higher, while South Korea advanced 2.6 percent.

  • Asian Markets Close Mixed, Chinese Stocks Slump Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | 5:56 AM ET

    Asian markets finished mixed Thursday with financial stocks taking a hit while strong Chinese economic data raised investors' concern over the prospects of further monetary tightening. The Shanghai Composite sank 4.8 percent, but South Korea closed over 2 percent higher.

  • Asian Markets Close Lower on Merrill Report Wednesday, 24 Oct 2007 | 5:31 AM ET

    Most of the major Asian indexes closed in the red Wednesday on reports that Merrill Lynch is expected to announce bigger-than-expected third-quarter losses. Japan, South Korea and Australia all closed lower. All three indexes fell sharply midway through the session after spending most of the morning in positive territory.

  • International Investing: China Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 5:14 PM ET

    China has changed over the last quarter-century from a largely planned system closed to international trade to a major player in the global economy.

  • Asian Markets Close Higher, Japan Flat Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 5:33 AM ET

    Asian stocks closed higher Tuesday, reversing two straight sessions of declines. But Japan finished almost unchanged on lingering worries about high oil prices and the full impact of the U.S. housing slump on its economy.

  • Asian Markets Close Lower, India Gains Monday, 22 Oct 2007 | 6:58 AM ET

    Asian markets closed lower Monday, but pared back heavy losses suffered in the morning session and India's Sensex eked out a slight gain. Japan ended 2.2 percent lower while South Korea dropped 3.3 percent.