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Asia Top News and Analysis Hong Kong

  • Nikkei futures tumbled on Friday after a massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake hit northeast Japan, causing many injuries.

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    Douglas Young is the face behind “Goods Of Desire” or G.O.D., a homegrown Hong Kong lifestyle brand that has gained notoriety for its designs and humor.

  • Asian shares opened lower on Thursday following declines in the overnight U.S. session. A sell-off in chip stocks hurt tech counters in South Korea, while a decline in commodities weighed on Australia's commodity heavy index.

  • Stocks in Japan and South Korea opened higher on Wednesday, helped by an overnight rally on Wall Street.

  • Asian stocks rose on Tuesday but gains were limited as investors worried higher energy prices could stunt the global economic recovery. 

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    As Asia’s economy powers ahead, the surge in M&A and IPO activity is creating high demand for corporate lawyers. International law firms in the region are beginning to ramp up hiring. But in doing so, they are increasingly facing a talent shortage. That's providing an opportunity for law school graduates from the U.S.

  • Asian stocks fell on Monday, as fears of more turmoil in the Middle East and higher oil prices overshadowed solid U.S. payroll data.

  • Asian stocks rose on Friday, responding to growing confidence in the U.S. economic outlook, which fueled a rally on Wall Street and sent commodity prices higher.

  • Asian stocks edged higher on Thursday, as gains on Wall Street lifted sentiment and offset worries about surging oil prices due to turmoil in the Middle East.

  • Asian stocks fell on Wednesday, with declines on Wall Street and continued rises in crude oil prices dampening investor sentiment and weighing on issues that are sensitive to energy prices.

  • Asian stocks rose on Tuesday, tracking U.S. shares which gained on optimistic remarks from influential investor Warren Buffett, while Chinese manufacturing growth slowed to a six-month low. 

  • Asian shares rose on Monday as financial shares clawed back some of last week's losses and higher oil prices buoyed energy stocks, but gains were capped by fears of futher outflows from emerging equities to developed markets. 

  • Asian stocks traded higher as oil backed off from $120 a barrel on rumors Libya's Muammar Gaddafi had been shot, prompting a corresponding recovery in U.S. equities the day before.

  • Asian stocks weakened after Wall Street extended losses as violence in Libya prompted a spike in oil prices.

  • Asian stocks fell for a second day as investors pull out from riskier assets, with turmoil in Libya driving crude oil prices to 30-month highs and sparking worry of slower global growth.

  • Japan's Nikkei average fell 2 percent on Tuesday, away from 9-1/2-month highs and its first decline in seven days, as turmoil in the Middle East triggered profit-taking in blue-chip shares.

  • Asian shares mostly eased on Monday as spreading tensions in Libya and other oil-producing regions encouraged some mild profit taking after last week's solid gains. 

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    The anemic job market in the U.S. and uncertainty over the Euro zone economies have resulted in many Americans and Europeans looking to Asia for employment opportunities. But the exorbitant home prices in the region are forcing them to think twice.

  • Asian stocks were mixed on Friday. Still, markets are set to finish their best week in two months as investors scooped up bargains amid signs that heavy selling of the past few weeks was drawing to a close. 

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    Lenovo Group reported a forecast-beating 25 percent jump in third-quarter net profit, its best result in more than two years, but a slowdown in key home China market threatens to darken its 2011 outlook.