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  • 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.

  • Big 3 Automakers: Road To Success May Be Overseas Monday, 29 Oct 2007 | 9:17 AM ET

    The latest reports in Automotive News about strong sales in Eastern Europe helping Ford and Toyota meet sales goals, confirms something I've been hearing for some time from Big 3 execs. Don't focus so much on the U.S. and lose sight of the real battle over global sales.

  • 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.

  • State of the Future: The Tokyo Motor Show Friday, 26 Oct 2007 | 3:24 AM ET

    The 40th Tokyo Motor Show is taking place in Chiba City and will open to the public from October 27th onwards.  The show is gives an insight into the state of the Japanese car industry, and which direction it is going.  CNBC.com takes a look at what it has to offer.

  • 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.

  • 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.