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  • Japan Closes Up 4%, Markets Hope Worst is Over Wednesday, 2 Apr 2008 | 5:11 AM ET

    Markets surged Wednesday after a Lehman Brothers securities offering in the U.S. met strong demand, raising hopes in Asia that the worst of the credit crisis might be over. Japan closed over 4% higher, while Australia and South Korea both added 2%.

  • Asian Markets End Mixed, Japan Climbs 1% Tuesday, 1 Apr 2008 | 5:07 AM ET

    Asian stocks closed mixed Tuesday as markets pared back gains ahead of a raft of economic indicators due out this week. Investors are wary over the prospect of a serious global economic slowdown.

  • Asian Markets Head for Worst Quarter in Over 5 Years Monday, 31 Mar 2008 | 5:11 AM ET

    Asian markets ended mostly weaker Monday, heading for their worst quarterly performance in over five years. Japan finished down over 2 percent, but South Korea and Australia managed to eke out slight gains after treading lower for most of the session.

  • Asian Markets Rebound, Chinese Stocks Rally Friday, 28 Mar 2008 | 6:28 AM ET

    Asian markets closed firmly higher Friday, despite a weak start to trading, with Chinese stocks jumping nearly 5 percent. Gains were all the more impressive given Wall Street's fall.

  • Presidential Candidates and the Economy Thursday, 27 Mar 2008 | 12:30 PM ET

    Senators Obama and Clinton are all about the economy today.  The battle between the two Democratic candidates has heated up in the last weeks with issues on race and Obama's former pastor and Clinton's incorrect recollection of Bosnia sniper fire, but today the candidates focus on our sweet spot, the economy.

  • Asian Markets Slide, Japan and China Decline Thursday, 27 Mar 2008 | 6:09 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 markets ended mostly lower Thursday as financials slipped on worries over bank earnings, and after a drop in U.S. durable goods stoked concerns the world's top economy is already in a recession. Both Japan and China finished weaker.

  • Stocks End Mixed, Tokyo Slips But Seoul Gains Wednesday, 26 Mar 2008 | 6:12 AM ET

    Asian markets were mixed Wednesday, with Japan closing lower but South Korea edging up. The U.S. dollar sagged after the biggest drop in U.S. consumer confidence in five years cast doubt on the economy's resilience in the face of a housing and credit slump.

  • Asian Markets Rally, Hong Kong Soars Over 6% Tuesday, 25 Mar 2008 | 6:58 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 climbed Tuesday following news of JPMorgan's raised bid for Bear Stearns. Expectations for a recovery in U.S. credit markets cheered investors. Hong Kong stocks jumped over 6 percent and Japan finished over 2 percent higher.

  • Asian Markets Edge Forward, Taiwan Rallies Sunday, 23 Mar 2008 | 8:22 PM ET

    Asian stocks ran flat to higher Monday. Japan and South Korea finished in the black. Trading activity was muted markets in Australia and Hong Kong closed for the Easter holiday. They will reopen Tuesday.  Friday was a holiday in the United States and around 40 other countries worldwide.

  • Taiwan's Ma Wins Election, Looks to Defuse Tensions Sunday, 23 Mar 2008 | 7:21 PM ET

    Ma Ying-jeou rode to power in Taiwan promising to defuse simmering tensions with rival China and to expand trade ties with its giant communist neighbor.

  • Taiwan Political Drama Draws Southeast Asian Viewers Friday, 21 Mar 2008 | 1:30 AM ET

    Shoes fly and blows rain down, while a kung fu style kick sails across a room thick with jeers, jibes and coarse language.  It's fight night on Taiwan television as parliament gets in session and crowds of fans are tuning in across the oceans.

  • Asian Stocks Rise, Japan and South Korea Gain Over 1% Thursday, 20 Mar 2008 | 8:19 PM ET

    Asian stocks were mostly stronger this Good Friday, following gains on Wall Street. Japan and South Korea both finished over 1% higher. Markets in Australia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia and Singapore are closed for the Good Friday holiday.

  • Silvio Berlusconi Backs Rival Bid for Alitalia Thursday, 20 Mar 2008 | 10:57 AM ET

    Silvio Berlusconi, tipped to become Italy's prime minister after April's election, has backed a rival Italian bid to Air France-KLM's offer for Alitalia, sending the stricken airline's shares soaring.

  • Asian Markets Seesaw, China Swings Wildly Thursday, 20 Mar 2008 | 5:41 AM ET

    Asian stocks bounced around in the afternoon session Thursday, with Chinese markets oscillating wildly, losing as much as 6.5% at one point, but swinging back into the black, now trading over 2% higher.

  • Taiwan Election Likely to Breathe Life Into Economy Thursday, 20 Mar 2008 | 3:06 AM ET

    When Taiwan votes for a new president on Saturday, many will likely ignore pro-independence rhetoric in favor of bread-and-butter economic issues.

  • Asian Markets Rally, Australia Leaps 4% Wednesday, 19 Mar 2008 | 6:16 AM ET

    Asian markets rallied on Wednesday as investors took a shine to the U.S. Federal Reserve's interest rate cut. Australia had a spectacular session, finishing 4% higher. Japan and South Korea both ended over 2% higher.

  • Fed Hopes Lift Asia Stocks, Japan Climbs Tuesday, 18 Mar 2008 | 5:58 AM ET

    Asian stocks closed mostly higher Tuesday after Monday's selloff as battered financials regained some luster ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting that is expected to yield steep U.S. rate cuts. Japan finished 1.5 percent higher, but Australia closed flat.

  • Asian Markets Plunge on Credit Fears Monday, 17 Mar 2008 | 6:31 AM ET
    Stock investors watch stock movement at a stock exchange in Chengdu, China.

    Asian markets plunged Monday, but stocks were off session lows. Japan closed 3.7 percent lower and Hong Kong fell 5 percent.

  • Asian Markets End Mixed on Credit Uncertainty Friday, 14 Mar 2008 | 6:23 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 ended mixed Friday as investors were uncertain about whether the worst was indeed over for credit markets. Japan shed 1.5 percent but Australia managed to hang on to gains closing 1.4 percent higher.

  • Asian Stocks Sink on Carlyle Default Thursday, 13 Mar 2008 | 6:29 AM ET

    Asian markets sank Thursday with investors spooked by news that Netherlands-listed fund Carlyle Capital, expects its lenders to seize its assets and cause its likely liquidation. Carlyle Capital is an affiliate of private equity firm Carlyle Group.

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