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Asia Top News and Analysis Hong Kong

  • 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.

  • 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.