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  • Asian Stocks at Two-Month High US Debt Plan Monday, 23 Mar 2009 | 6:22 AM ET

    Asian stocks rose to a two-month high Monday and high-yielding currencies advanced on the yen after details on a U.S. plan to rid banks of up to $1 trillion of toxic assets improved confidence about risk taking.

  • Asian Markets Close Mixed, Fed Uncertainties Return Friday, 20 Mar 2009 | 6:23 AM ET

    Asian markets were mixed Friday, but looked set to gain for a second consecutive week -- marking their best weekly back to back gains since mid-December -- as the Fed's plan to inject a combined $1.15 trillion into the U.S. financial system improved battered confidence in the banking sector.

  • Asia Struggles to Keep Gains Despite Fed Initiatives Thursday, 19 Mar 2009 | 6:12 AM ET

    Asian markets struggled while the U.S. dollar nursed large losses Thursday, after the Federal Reserve pledged to pump an additional $1 trillion into the ailing U.S. economy.

  • Asian Markets Drift Higher, BOJ Move Spurs Bonds Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | 7:06 AM ET

    Asian stocks drifted higher Wednesday as banks extended gains, while Japanese government bonds rose after the Bank of Japan sharply increased the amount of government debt it would purchase to support the economy.

  • Asian Markets Gain as Bears Are Squeezed Monday, 16 Mar 2009 | 8:13 PM ET

    Asian markets advanced Tuesday, with banks extending gains on hopes the struggling global financial system is stabilizing, despite reports showing the U.S. economy is deteriorating further.

  • Markets Turn Uncertain on China's Stimulus Silence Thursday, 5 Mar 2009 | 5:59 AM ET

    Asian stocks wavered Thursday as some markets were disappointed with the lack of any detail to China's stimulus plans, while the euro fell on expectations the European Central Bank will cut rates to an all-time low later in the day.

  • Asian Markets Swing into Black, Banks Still a Concern Wednesday, 4 Mar 2009 | 5:49 AM ET

    Asian markets climbed into positive territory while the U.S. dollar rose to a three-year high against a basket of currencies Wednesday, after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke gave a grim view on the financial sector.

  • Stocks in Tokyo hit a 25-year low Tuesday and most major indexes in Asia were down, caught in the downdraft of risk aversion sparked by renewed concern over the global financial sector.

  • Asian Markets Tumble Sharply, Greenback Rises Monday, 2 Mar 2009 | 5:52 AM ET

    Asian stocks dropped sharply Monday after data last week showed a sharp drop in U.S. fourth-quarter growth, and on worries the U.S. government may need to extend additional help to an ailing financial sector.

  • Asian Markets End Mixed as Tough February Closes Friday, 27 Feb 2009 | 7:37 AM ET

    Asian markets were mixed Friday, ending the month with losses on continued investor concern over the world economy and the financial system, while safety bids such as dollar buying erased some of their recent gains.

  • Asian Markets Turn Lower on Weak Yen, Poor Data Thursday, 26 Feb 2009 | 5:16 AM ET

    Asian markets turned negative late Thursday with the U.S. dollar extending its rally against the yen as mounting economic damage and prolonged political uncertainty in Japan tarnish the yen's safe haven reputation.

  • Asian Markets Pull Back from Rally, Yen Slips Wednesday, 25 Feb 2009 | 12:26 PM ET

    Asia stocks were mixed Wednesday despite reassuring comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, which sparked a rebound in battered U.S. financial shares. The yen slid further on Japan's mounting economic and political troubles.

  • Asia Tumbles on Bank Woes, South Korean Won Sinks Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 | 11:53 AM ET

    Asian markets fell Tuesday as concerns grew about the global financial system, while emerging currencies such as the South Korean won extended their recent sell-off.

  • Asia Rallies, Dollar Slips on Relief Over Citigroup Monday, 23 Feb 2009 | 5:33 AM ET

    Asian markets were mostly higher while the greenback tumbled Monday on media reports the U.S. government could end up with as much as 40% stake in Citigroup. This sparked some relief among investors who cut their safety trades.

  • Economic Fears Sink Asian Stocks, Lifts US Dollar Thursday, 19 Feb 2009 | 7:16 PM ET

    Asian stocks fell and the U.S. dollar rose Friday as investors chose safety on evidence the global economy remains in difficulty and the nationalization of more banks in the developed world is increasingly likely.

  • Asia Markets Edge Higher, Caution Lingers Wednesday, 18 Feb 2009 | 7:22 PM ET

    Asian markets edged higher Thursday as recent selling pressure eased and the safe-haven bid for the dollar and gold retreated, but reminders of the global economic gloom and financial sector woes kept investors cautious.

  • Asia Markets Fall on Deepening Recession Fears Wednesday, 18 Feb 2009 | 5:53 AM ET

    Deepening economic gloom and fears about the health of the global finance sector pushed Asian shares to their lowest level this month Wednesday, prompting investors to move to low-risk assets such as regional bonds.

  • Asian Stocks Tumble, Greenback Up on Safety Bid Tuesday, 17 Feb 2009 | 8:32 AM ET

    Asian stocks fell Tuesday, with Japan's Nikkei hitting a nearly four-month closing low, while the U.S. dollar surged as investors scrambled for safety from deteriorating global economic conditions and volatile banks.

  • Lingering Doubts on Economy Weigh on Asian Markets Monday, 16 Feb 2009 | 5:44 AM ET

    Asian stocks were under modest pressure Monday, with dismal economic data and doubts about prospects for the financial industry outstripping investor relief that a U.S. economic stimulus bill had finally passed.

  • Asian Markets Gain on Government Action Hopes Friday, 13 Feb 2009 | 5:30 AM ET

    Asian markets reversed three sessions of losses to rise Friday on hopes that government efforts worldwide, including talk of a U.S. subsidy for mortgage payments, would soften the blow of the global downturn.