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  • 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.

  • Asian Markets Fall on Grim Economic Outlook Thursday, 12 Feb 2009 | 5:19 AM ET

    Asian markets declined  despite U.S. stocks reversing recent losses as a deal to pass a massive U.S. stimulus package has been reached.  Bank and tech stocks came under pressure, as  corporate earnings and data pointing to a grim outlook for the region's economies weighed on sentiment.

  • Asian Stocks Slide as US Rescue Plan Disappoints Wednesday, 11 Feb 2009 | 5:09 AM ET

    Asian markets were mostly lower, led by financials, while the U.S. dollar rose Wednesday on skepticism over a new plan from Washington to heal the banking industry that could cost as much as $2 trillion.

  • Asian Markets Wobble Over US Stimulus Uncertainty Monday, 9 Feb 2009 | 7:23 PM ET

    Asian markets wobbled Tuesday as doubts grew about U.S. plans to create a bank to soak up toxic debts, while the euro fell over 1% against the yen and the dollar on a report that Russia is set to request a delay in repaying debt.

  • Asian Stocks End Mixed, Japan Closes Lower Monday, 9 Feb 2009 | 5:39 AM ET

    Asian stocks were mixed Monday as key markets closed lower after spending most of the session in the black. The U.S. dollar clung near a one-month high against the yen as investor risk aversion waned despite grim U.S. data.

  • Asian markets rose for a fourth day Friday, with investors awaiting a vote on a massive U.S. stimulus package, while the greenback was steady ahead of U.S. employment data likely to reflect a deep recession.

  • Asian Markets Are Shaky, Hit by US Consumer Concerns Thursday, 5 Feb 2009 | 6:01 AM ET

    Asian stocks were shaky in uneven trading Thursday with markets weaving in and out of negative territory on fears about how far U.S. consumers will cut spending, while the euro steadied and sterling dipped ahead of meetings by their respective central banks.

  • Asian Markets Gain on Hopes for Global Economy Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | 5:19 AM ET

    Asian markets were mostly higher for a second consecutive session Wednesday on tentative signs of an improving outlook for the battered global economy, while oil gained ground in anticipation of more production cuts.

  • Asian Stocks Waver as Early Rally Loses Steam Tuesday, 3 Feb 2009 | 5:13 AM ET

    Asian stocks were all over the place Tuesday in choppy trade. Markets initially rallied on the back of increasingly aggressive efforts by governments to stabilize markets and support their economies. But the rally lost steam in the afternoon with Japan closing in negative territory.

  • Asian Markets Slide on Grim Corporate Outlook Monday, 2 Feb 2009 | 5:58 AM ET

    Asian markets were mostly lower Monday as the yen and U.S. dollar advanced, with investors expecting another week of grim news on corporate earnings and the global economy.

  • Asian Stocks Fall, Global Economy Worsens Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | 6:18 AM ET

    Asian markets snapped a four-day winning streak Friday and the yen and U.S. dollar rose as investors retreated to safety with job losses accelerating globally while Washington scrambled to finalize a fix for banks.

  • Asia Climbs on US Stimulus Hopes Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 5:46 AM ET

    Asian markets climbed Thursday while the greenback gained as investors took heart from the U.S. House of Representatives, making headway on a $825 billion stimulus spending package and other efforts to stem the financial crisis.

  • Asian Markets Bounce Higher as BOJ to Ease Liquidity Wednesday, 28 Jan 2009 | 3:45 AM ET

    Asia stocks gained momentum in the afternoon to trade firmly in positive territory after the Bank of Japan said it would buy corporate bonds to ease an increasingly severe funding squeeze. Financials were mostly higher across the board after bank shares fuelled a Wall Street rally, but with global economic gloom still pervasive, safe-haven trades such as the yen and U.S. Treasuries also rose.

  • Chip Stocks Give Asian Markets a Boost Wednesday, 28 Jan 2009 | 2:06 AM ET

    Asian markets rose Wednesday, helped by gains on Wall Street Tuesday and sharp gains in semiconductor stocks across the region, boosted by hopes the sector's chronic supply glut would ease after German chipmaker Qimonda filed for insolvency.

  • Japan Climbs 5% on Weaker Yen, Sydney Rises 3% Monday, 26 Jan 2009 | 7:28 PM ET

    Asian stocks rose Tuesday, with Japan's Nikkei surging almost 5 percent higher following a gain in U.S. markets and as exporters rebounded on a weaker yen.

  • Tokyo Stocks Closer Lower in Holiday-Thinned Trade Monday, 26 Jan 2009 | 5:10 AM ET

    Japanese stocks finished lower Monday. Tokyo was the only major Asian market open amid a slew of regional holidays, as investors braced for key earning results this week from Sony, Honda and other major names.

  • Poor Earnings Push Asian Markets Lower Friday, 23 Jan 2009 | 5:05 AM ET

    Asian stocks fell to a 1-1/2-month low Friday, weighed by poor corporate results in the technology sector.  The Australian market was the worst hit, shedding 4% with financials leading the declines.

  • Asian Markets Bounce Higher as BOJ to Ease Liquidity Thursday, 22 Jan 2009 | 5:28 AM ET

    Asia stocks gained momentum in the afternoon to trade firmly in positive territory after the Bank of Japan said it would buy corporate bonds to ease an increasingly severe funding squeeze. Financials were mostly higher across the board after bank shares fuelled a Wall Street rally, but with global economic gloom still pervasive, safe-haven trades such as the yen and U.S. Treasuries also rose.

  • Asian Markets Fall on Grim Data, Financials Wednesday, 21 Jan 2009 | 5:27 AM ET

    Continued signs of trouble in the financial sector and worrisome economic data sent Asian shares to their lowest in more than six weeks Wednesday, bolstering the dollar and other assets that shine in uncertain times.