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  • JC Flowers Bids $1.8 Billion for Shinsei Bank Stake Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 | 12:56 AM ET

    A group of investors led by U.S. buyout firm J.C. Flowers & Co will bid about $1.8 billion for up to 32.6 percent of Shinsei Bank, reinvesting in the Japanese bank it helped resurrect in one of the most lucrative private equity deals ever.

  • Asian Markets Close Lower on US Economic Fears Monday, 19 Nov 2007 | 5:55 AM ET

    Asian markets closed mostly lower Monday with investors selling stocks on U.S. economic concerns amid a lack of market-moving factors. Japan and South Korea both finished lower after initial gains during the morning session.

  • Asian Markets Fall on Credit Worries Friday, 16 Nov 2007 | 5:32 AM ET

    Asian markets closed sharply down Friday, amid renewed worries about the health of the U.S. economy and the effects of the credit crunch on the broader global economy. Japan, South Korea and Australia all declined.

  • Asian Markets Slide Ahead of US Data Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 6:44 AM ET

    Asian markets closed lower Thursday, with investors selling ahead of key U.S. October consumer inflation data due later today. Japan, South Korea and Australia all finished lower despite trading higher throughout most of the session.

  • World Bank Jacks Up East Asia Growth Forecasts Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 12:03 AM ET

    The World Bank on Thursday lifted its economic growth estimate for East Asia this year by a full percentage point after an unexpected strong spurt in China's growth in the first half of 2007.

  • 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.

  • Chinese Consumer Inflation Rebounds in October Monday, 12 Nov 2007 | 10:44 PM ET
    Investors track stock prices, China

    Soaring food costs drove up China's inflation in October, reinforcing expectations that the central bank will raise interest rates again before long to keep a lid on price pressures. Consumer price inflation quickened to 6.5 percent in October, matching the near 11-year peak scaled in August, from 6.2 percent in September.

  • 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.

  • China Trade Surplus Hits Record, But Imports Strong Monday, 12 Nov 2007 | 1:30 AM ET
    Loaded cargo ships carrying imported goods are anchored off the coast of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., Monday, Oct. 11, 2004, waiting for the opportunity to be off-loaded at the docks. The U.S. trade deficit, propelled by a record foreign oil bill, surged to $54 billion in August, the second highest level in history. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

    China on Monday posted a record trade surplus for October, but the total was smaller than expected, as climbing raw material costs and strengthening domestic demand gave a boost to imports.

  • 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.

  • EU Says Raids Suspected Cathode Ray Tube Cartel Thursday, 8 Nov 2007 | 9:11 PM ET

    Japanese and European antitrust authorities raided companies making cathode ray tubes on Thursday on suspicion of price-fixing.

  • 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
  • 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.