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  • Futures Flat After Economic Reports, Ahead of Fed Minutes Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 8:48 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures briefly dipped Wednesday following a weaker-than-expected housing starts report, but rebounded into positive territory ahead of the minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest meeting and a day after all three major averages closed at fresh multi-year highs,

  • New BHP CEO to Expand Oil Business: Pro     Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 4:00 AM ET

    John Meyer, analyst at SP Angel, welcomes the new BHP CEO's focus on expanding the oil business which differentiates the company from other miners.

  • Good Riddance to Kloppers' BHP: Analyst     Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 5:40 PM ET

    Mike Harrowell, Senior Resources Analyst at BBY, on why BHP Billiton's outgoing CEO Marius Kloppers did not prove to be a cultural or strategic success during his time at the helm.

  • Why a Wave of European Deals Could Be Next Monday, 18 Feb 2013 | 9:44 AM ET

    2013’s surge in merger and acquisition-related activity is heading for Europe, according to strategists who say the continent has the same essential ingredients in place for a revival in deals as the U.S.

  • Australian Earnings Season in Full Swing     Sunday, 17 Feb 2013 | 5:50 PM ET

    Scott Phillips, Investment Analyst, Motley Fool Australia, takes the pulse of corporate reports as the earnings season kicks into high gear in Australia.

  • Sydney Hits 4-Year High; Asia Risk Appetite Up Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 5:01 AM ET

    Asian stock markets climbed higher on Thursday led by Australian shares, which hit a four-year high on strong corporate earnings. Risk sentiment was also boosted by firm gains in Japan and Hong Kong ahead of a weekend meeting of G20 central bank officials.

  • Asia Advances on Firm China, US Data; BOJ Eyed Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 5:07 AM ET

    Asian shares ended higher on Friday as encouraging data from the United States and China boosted prospects for the global economy, while the yen hit new lows ahead of next week's Bank of Japan meeting. Both Tokyo and Hong Kong stock markets surged to multi-month highs on the upbeat sentiment.

  • Asian Stocks End Mixed; China Data Eyed Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 5:05 AM ET

    Asian shares ended mostly lower on Thursday, paring initial gains as investors cashed in their chips following recent rallies with demand also capped by caution ahead of Chinese data on Friday.

  • Asian Shares Close Lower on Profit Taking Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 5:10 AM ET

    Asian shares ended in the red on Wednesday as cautious investors waited for crucial economic data from China later this week, while the yen's extended gains spurred profit taking in Japanese equities after their recent rally.

  • Japan's Nikkei Hits 32-Month High; Asia Slips Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 5:11 AM ET

    Japanese shares surged to multi-year highs on Tuesday on rising expectations that strong political pressure will prompt the Bank of Japan to deliver bold monetary easing measures. Meanwhile, other Asian stock markets struggled as gains were capped on earnings caution.

  • Asia Posts Modest Gains, Led by China Stocks Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 5:10 AM ET

    Asian stocks ended slightly higher on Monday, helped by a 3 percent boost in mainland Chinese shares but trading volume remained light with Japanese financial markets shut for a public holiday.

  • Mining Stocks Halt Europe Rally Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 10:29 AM ET

    European equities stalled on Friday, with weak economic data from the United States and concerns about the scope for more stimulus in China giving investors the excuse to lock in profits.

  • China at 4-Month Low on CPI Data; Japan Rallies Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 5:15 AM ET

    Asian shares ended mixed on Friday as a pick-up in Chinese inflation prompted profit taking, with mainland shares slumping 1.8 percent. But Japan's Nikkei managed to defy broader regional weakness as the yen logged fresh losses.

  • Asian Shares Cheer Strong China Trade Data Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 5:10 AM ET

    Asian shares ended higher on Thursday as much stronger-than-expected Chinese trade data magnified positive momentum from global markets overnight, strengthening signs of recovery in the world's second-largest economy.

  • Asia Steady After Profit Taking; Earnings Eyed Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 5:05 AM ET

    Asian shares ended mixed on Wednesday after rounds of profit taking from a sharp rally at the start of the new year subsided, while investors waited warily for corporate earnings season to kick off in full force.

  • Asian Stocks Ease Ahead of US Earnings Reports Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 5:03 AM ET

    Asian shares fell on Tuesday as investors turned cautious after the new year's rallies, with corporate earnings season for the last quarter of 2012 looming and the European Central Bank's policy meeting due later in the week.

  • Asia Closes Lower; Banking Stocks Support Monday, 7 Jan 2013 | 5:16 AM ET

    Asian stocks drifted on Monday as investors booked profits from a New Year rally that had pushed markets to multi-month highs, but financial stocks gained after global regulators decided to relax draft plans for tough new bank liquidity rules.

  • What's Booming? China's Demand for Iron Ore Thursday, 3 Jan 2013 | 8:33 PM ET
    Iron ore from Fortescue Metals Group Ltd.'s Cloudbreak mine arrives at the receiving facility at the company's Port Hedland operation in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

    Iron ore exports to China from Australia's Port Hedland, a bellwether for Chinese industrial activity, surged 25 percent in December from the previous month to a record level, shipping data showed.

  • Asian Shares Hit 2012 Highs, China Rallies Friday, 7 Dec 2012 | 5:00 AM ET

    Asian shares touched fresh 16-month highs on Friday as investors awaited U.S. nonfarm payrolls data due later in the day, with sentiment underpinned by signs that China's economy is stabilizing.

  • Asia Hits 16-Month High, China Leads Gains Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 4:40 AM ET

    Asian shares hit a 16-month high on Wednesday, led by surging Chinese equities on hopes for stable growth, but concerns over whether U.S. lawmakers can break a budget impasse before year-end to avert a possible economic slump kept optimism in check.