• In an attempt to decrease excessive speculation, U.S. commodities regulators aim to introduce large trading limits on oil, natural gas and possibly other commodities.

  • South Korea Lifts 2009 Economy Forecast, Keeps Policy Wednesday, 24 Jun 2009 | 10:35 PM ET
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    South Korea's finance ministry on Thursday upgraded its economic forecast for 2009 and pledged to maintain its expansionary policy stance to ensure a recovery in Asia's fourth-largest economy.

  • South Korea's June Consumer Sentiment at 2-Year High Wednesday, 24 Jun 2009 | 8:35 PM ET
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    South Korea's key consumer sentiment index in June rose for a third consecutive month to a near two-year high despite repeated cautioning by policymakers on the state of the economy, central bank data showed on Thursday.

  • S.Korea's KIC to Resume Overseas Investment in 2009 Thursday, 18 Jun 2009 | 11:54 PM ET
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    The South Korean government will pump an additional $3 billion into the Korea Investment Corp (KIC) this month to enable the sovereign wealth fund to resume overseas investment, a finance ministry official said on Friday.

  • Soros: Separate Trading from Commercial Banking Wednesday, 17 Jun 2009 | 4:09 AM ET
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    The financial reform should include some way of separating banks' proprietary trading from commercial banking, although a return to regulation similar to the Glass-Steagall Act would be impractical, legendary investor George Soros wrote in the Financial Times.

  • Obama, Lee Warn North Korea; Missile on the Move Wednesday, 17 Jun 2009 | 12:10 AM ET
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    The leaders of South Korea and the United States told North Korea to drop its atomic ambitions and stop threatening the region while media reports on Wednesday said Pyongyang was moving ahead with plans to launch a long-range missile.

  • Obama: South Korea Trade Deal Needs More Work Tuesday, 16 Jun 2009 | 11:11 PM ET
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    President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that auto, beef and other trade issues with South Korea must be resolved before he will ask Congress to vote on a two-year-old free trade agreement with the longtime ally.

  • S&P and Dow Headed for Moving Average Crossovers Friday, 12 Jun 2009 | 8:35 AM ET

    The Nasdaq's 50-day moving average crossed over its 200-day moving average last week.  Expect the same for the Dow and S&P in the days ahead.

  • In Recovery Race, US Looks to Outstrip Europe Friday, 12 Jun 2009 | 6:32 AM ET

    There was more evidence Thursday that the United States economy might be stabilizing, if not rebounding, even as economic reports in Europe remained gloomy, the New York Times reported.

  • Will the Markets Heat Up for the Summer? Friday, 22 May 2009 | 8:35 AM ET

    Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer.  As investors take some time off this weekend, they will be happy to know that historically, the markets are up more often than not between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

  • Farrell: Caution, We May Be Getting Ahead Of Ourselves Thursday, 14 May 2009 | 9:43 AM ET

    While I believe the ship is turning, I also believe the market, as is its tradition, has run ahead of reality a bit.

  • Dorn: What Do You Believe That Is Not True? Friday, 8 May 2009 | 11:21 AM ET
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    In trading and in life, it is critical to ask yourself: What sources of information are guiding my actions?, writes Dr. Janice Dorn.

  • Making Money in a Volatile Environment Thursday, 23 Apr 2009 | 3:45 AM ET

    This past weekend saw traders and investors from around the region gather in Singapore for the Asia Trader and Investor Convention.  A major discussion issue – volatile markets and whether it’s possible to successfully navigate through them to turn in a profit.

  • G20 Must Guard Against "Creeping Protectionism" Thursday, 2 Apr 2009 | 12:06 AM ET

    The rise of protectionism is something to guard against says Victor Fung, chairman of the Li & Fung Group of companies. And while stimulus packages are welcomed and necessary, they must not promote protectionism.

  • Stocks Barrel Higher as Techs Rally Tuesday, 17 Mar 2009 | 4:51 PM ET

    After a rocky start, stocks barreled higher Tuesday fueled by a surge in techs and a report that showed new home construction unexpectedly jumped in February.  Even banks posted strong gains.

  • Citi Leads Dow; Tech Stocks Soar Tuesday, 17 Mar 2009 | 3:17 PM ET

    Stocks struggled to hold gains Tuesday as investors were encouraged by a report that showed new home construction unexpectedly jumped in February but banks wobbled.

  • Stocks Advance but Banks Wobble Tuesday, 17 Mar 2009 | 11:20 AM ET

    Stocks struggled at the open Tuesday as investors were encouragd by a report that showed new home construction unexpectedly jumped in February but banks wobbled.

  • Futures Jump After Housing Starts Surprise Tuesday, 17 Mar 2009 | 8:54 AM ET

    Futures rebounded Tuesday after a report showed new home construction unexpectedly jumped in February.

  • Stocks Log Best Week Since November Friday, 13 Mar 2009 | 5:24 PM ET

    Stocks went four for four Friday in a dramatic win that delivered stocks their best week since November.

  • Stocks Retreat as Banks Turn Mixed Friday, 13 Mar 2009 | 11:32 AM ET

    Stocks opened slightly higher Friday amid some much-needed good news from banks.