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  • Asian Markets Rally as US Inflation Fears Ease Thursday, 15 May 2008 | 5:09 AM ET

    Asian markets ended mostly higher Thursday after investors welcomed benign U.S. consumer data which eased inflation fears. South Korea led the advanced finishing over 2 percent higher.

  • Asian Markets End Mostly Higher, Financials Slip Wednesday, 14 May 2008 | 6:07 AM ET

    Asian markets turned mostly higher after a lackluster start Wednesday. Both Japan and Australia closed the session 1 percent higher.

  • Asian Markets Mostly Higher, Quake Weighs on China Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 5:51 AM ET

    Asian markets were mostly higher Tuesday with Tokyo and Seoul both gaining over 1%.  But Chinese markets were weighed down by uncertainty following a devastating earthquake in Sichuan.

  • Strong Dollar Lifts Asian Markets, Japan Ends Higher Monday, 12 May 2008 | 5:23 AM ET

    Asian markets closed mostly higher Monday, as a stronger U.S. dollar cheered investors and lifted exporters. Both Australia and Japan closed up with Australia gaining almost 1 percent.

  • Surging Oil Prices Weigh on Asian Markets Friday, 9 May 2008 | 5:19 AM ET
    Investors study shares prices during the morning trading at RHB private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Friday, Feb.3, 2006. Malaysia's key stock index rose Friday to a 15-week high as foreign funds plowed into key bluechips after a long holiday. The Composite Index of 100 blue chip stocks ended at 927.85 points, up 13.84 points or 1.5 percent from last Friday's close. (AP Photo) **MALAYSIA OUT**

    Oil's relentless surge to a new peak above $124 weighed on Asian shares Friday, while a stronger yen pressured Japanese exporters, such as Toyota Motor.

  • Asian Stocks Pressured by Surging Oil Prices Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 5:10 AM ET

    Oil's relentless push to yet another record high pressured Asian shares across the board Thursday, raising fears that inflation -- and central bank measures to cool it -- would hurt consumer spending and profits.

  • Asian Stocks End Mixed, Oil Keeps Resources Firm Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 5:12 AM ET

    Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday with some markets reversing earlier advances. Resource firms, helped by record high oil prices and rising metal prices managed to hang on to their gains.

  • Asian markets were mostly weaker Tuesday after surging oil prices and worries that Bank of America would scrap a deal to buy mortgage firm Countrywide Financial hurt Wall Street.

  • Asian Markets Rise on Upbeat US Jobs Data Monday, 5 May 2008 | 5:05 AM ET

    Asian stocks were higher Monday, after upbeat U.S. jobs data buoyed Wall Street Friday, with stronger oil and metal prices lifting resource firms. Volumes were thin with both the Japanese and South Korean markets closed for national holidays.

  • Maybank Buys $680 Million Stake in Pakistan Bank Monday, 5 May 2008 | 1:59 AM ET
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    Malaysia's largest lender, Malayan Banking, has bought a strategic stake in Pakistan's MCB Bank for $680 million, betting on a brighter economic future for the troubled frontier state.

  • Asian Markets Rally, Japan and Australia Gain 2% Friday, 2 May 2008 | 5:20 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.

    Asian markets were sharply higher Friday after better-than-expected economic data, a rebound in the U.S. dollar and falling oil prices and triggered a rally on Wall Street. Both Japan and Australia closed 2 percent higher.

  • Japan, Australia Close Lower in Quiet Trading Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | 8:19 PM ET

    The Japanese and Australian markets closed lower in the afternoon session Thursday. Trading was quiet with most markets in the region closed for the Labour Day holiday.

  • Asian Markets Lower, But China Jumps 4.8% Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | 5:51 AM ET

    Most Asian markets closed lower Wednesday ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve rate decision later in the session. Japan finished slightly lower, but Shanghai was the stand out performer, up almost 5 percent.

  • Lackluster Session for Asia, Fed in Focus Tuesday, 29 Apr 2008 | 5:27 AM ET

    Asian markets were lackluster on Tuesday following a flat finish in the U.S. stock market. But Greater China shares remained firm on the back of positive corporate earnings. Most investors were sidelined and cautious ahead of the Federal Reserve's two-day meeting.

  • Asian Markets End Mostly Higher, Financials Rally Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 5:21 AM ET

    Asian markets trimmed their early gains on Monday as investors took a breather following a rally in financial stocks. But many remained optimistic that the banking sector may finally be putting the credit crunch behind it.

  • A bounce in the U.S. dollar lifted some Asian stock markets on Friday, while crude oil sank further from its recent $120 a barrel record, dragging energy firms down but boosting airline counters.  Japan finished at a two-month high.

  • Asian Markets End Mixed, But Chinese Stocks Surge Thursday, 24 Apr 2008 | 5:27 AM ET
    Investors study shares prices during the morning trading at RHB private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Friday, Feb.3, 2006. Malaysia's key stock index rose Friday to a 15-week high as foreign funds plowed into key bluechips after a long holiday. The Composite Index of 100 blue chip stocks ended at 927.85 points, up 13.84 points or 1.5 percent from last Friday's close. (AP Photo) **MALAYSIA OUT**

    Asian stocks were mixed in the afternoon session Thursday with Japan and Australia closing lower. But the Shanghai market took centerstage, surging as much as 9.5 percent at one point after a stamp duty tax cut gave flagging Chinese stocks a boost.

  • Markets Rally Despite Surging Oil, Weak Dollar Wednesday, 23 Apr 2008 | 5:02 AM ET

    Asian markets were stronger Wednesday, shrugging off the burden of near $120-a-barrel oil and a record high euro, to continue a rally that has recovered all the ground lost last month. Shanghai surged over 4 percent, while Australia gained 1.6 percent.

  • Asia Under Pressure after Weak US Bank Earnings Tuesday, 22 Apr 2008 | 5:00 AM ET

    Asian markets came under pressure on Tuesday after U.S. stocks pulled in a mixed performance.  Investors sold financials following weak earnings from Bank of America.

  • Banks, Energy Lead Asian Stocks to Seven-Week High Monday, 21 Apr 2008 | 5:00 AM ET

    Asian stocks rose to their highest level in seven weeks on Monday, as investors cheered upbeat earnings from U.S. bellwethers which triggered a rally in U.S. stocks last Friday.