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  • Asian Markets Rise on Chinese Hopes, GM Relief Monday, 1 Jun 2009 | 6:33 AM ET

    Asian markets shot to eight-month highs Monday after a gauge of China's manufacturing activity offered fresh evidence of a recovery in the world's third-largest economy.

  • Asian Markets Edge Higher, Commodities Eyed Friday, 29 May 2009 | 5:53 AM ET

    Asian markets were mostly higher Friday, but lagging Wall Street's rise after some solid gains earlier in the week. Higher commodity prices also supported mining and energy-related stocks in Asia, though investors were reluctant to take big bets on increasingly expensive shares until more evidence emerged of a sustained recovery.

  • Asian Markets Are Mixed, Investors Eye US Debt Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 5:18 AM ET

    Asian markets were mixed Thursday in choppy trade as concerns grew that rising yields on U.S. government debt could push up borrowing costs and choke off a potential recovery in the world's largest economy. South Korea though managed a 2 percent jump later in the session.

  • Asian Markets Hit 7-Month Highs on Economic Hopes Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | 5:46 AM ET

    Asian markets rose Wednesday to their highest level in more than seven months after a jump in U.S. consumer confidence reinforced expectations the global economy has hit a bottom, even if recovery appears fragile.

  • Asian Markets Pressured by North Korean Tensions Tuesday, 26 May 2009 | 5:18 AM ET
    Stock investors watch stock movement at a stock exchange in Chengdu, China.

    Asian markets edged lower Tuesday with stocks in Seoul ending the session down 2 percent after North Korea threatened to launch more missiles while investor doubts about the world economy kept riskier assets such as the euro under pressure.

  • Asian Stocks Close Mixed After Volatile Session Monday, 25 May 2009 | 11:52 AM ET

    Asian markets were mixed in extremely choppy trade Monday with South Korean stocks and the won tumbling after North Korea said it had conducted a nuclear test. This hit regional shares, which were trading higher until the news, stirring caution among investors.

  • Asian Markets Decline on Fiscal, Economic Fears Friday, 22 May 2009 | 5:05 AM ET

    Asian markets were mostly lower Friday with the U.S. dollar falling to its weakest in almost five months against major currencies on investor worries that the United States would lose its AAA rating.

  • Asian Stocks Stumble on US Growth Outlook Thursday, 21 May 2009 | 5:10 AM ET

    Asian markets weakened Thursday after news that the Federal Reserve lowered its forecasts for U.S. economic growth over the next three years.

  • Asia's on Shaky Ground as Edgy Investors Trim Positions Wednesday, 20 May 2009 | 5:53 AM ET

    Asian stocks faltered Wednesday while the Australian dollar and emerging market currencies slid, with investors reluctant to keep a near three-month rally in risky assets going without more good economic news.

  • Asian Stocks Hit a 7-Month High, Tokyo Gains 2.7% Monday, 18 May 2009 | 8:18 PM ET

    Asian shares climbed to their highest level in seven months Tuesday on fresh hopes the global recession is easing, and oil hovered at six-month peaks as supply concerns helped buoy up prices.

  • Asian Stocks Falter on Profit Outlook Monday, 18 May 2009 | 5:14 AM ET

    Asian shares fell Monday as concerns about slumping corporate profits and the still-uncertain outlook for the global economy fueled a retreat from recent highs, keeping the safe-haven yen broadly higher.

  • Recovery Hopes Still Alive, Asian Markets Rise Friday, 15 May 2009 | 6:17 AM ET

    Asian markets rose Friday as investors bought shares that stood to benefit the most from an expected global recovery, but still looked set to post their biggest weekly decline since March on worries equity markets have risen too far, too fast.

  • Asian Markets Sink, Yen Weighs on Tokyo Thursday, 14 May 2009 | 5:20 AM ET

    Asian markets were sharply lower Thursday as weak U.S. retail sales highlighted the long road to economic recovery, prompting profit-taking on winning bets in equities, higher-yielding currencies and commodities over the past two months.

  • Asian Markets Wobble; Tokyo Gains, Sydney Slips Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | 5:07 AM ET

    Asian stocks wobbled Wednesday with markets in Japan and South Korea finishing higher but  Australia closing lower as investors bought back defensive sectors after a solid rally in the last few months left them wondering whether it would last.

  • Asian Markets Sink on Global Economy Jitters Tuesday, 12 May 2009 | 5:08 AM ET

    Asian shares fell for a second consecutive session on Tuesday as some of the confidence that fuelled a recent rally was dampened by reports that highlighted the weakness in the global economy.

  • Asian Rally Runs Out of Steam Monday, 11 May 2009 | 5:25 AM ET

    The rally in Asian markets ran out of steam Monday afternoon as investors took profits from the recent run up in stocks. The key benchmarks in Tokyo and Seoul crept up to close marginally higher after a choppy session.

  • Asian Markets Pause Ahead of US Jobs Data Friday, 8 May 2009 | 6:21 AM ET

    Asian markets were on shaky ground Friday ahead of U.S. monthly employment data, due out later in the session, that will provide another step in determining whether the recent signs of an improving global economy are real or just wishful thinking.

  • Asian Markets Rally, Tokyo Closes 4.6% Higher Thursday, 7 May 2009 | 6:11 AM ET

    Asian markets rallied Thursday, as encouraging signs about the health of U.S. banks and the state of the global economy bolstered riskier assets such as oil and hurt safe-havens such as the yen.

  • Asian Markets Ease, Yen Rises on Bank of America Wednesday, 6 May 2009 | 6:08 AM ET

    Asian stocks were mostly lower while the yen rose Wednesday after news Bank of America needs $34 billion in fresh capital, sending shivers through investors ahead of official results of stress tests on U.S. banks due for release on Thursday.

  • Asian Markets Edge Higher on Economic Optimism Tuesday, 5 May 2009 | 6:27 AM ET

    Asian stocks were higher Tuesday with cyclical stocks and coal miners rising on signs of stability in the global economy, and greater China markets buoyed by cross-strait hopes. Trade though was quiet with markets shut in Japan, South Korea and Thailand.