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  • Asia Shares Mixed; Japan Closes Higher Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 2:11 AM ET

    Asian shares were mixed on Thursday as investors shrugged off overnight gains in the U.S and turned attention to central bank meetings in Europe. Japan's Nikkei came off a four-and-a-half-year high but held onto most of its gains amid expectations for aggressive monetary easing.

  • Japan, Australia Stocks Hit 4-1/2 Year High Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 2:00 AM ET

    Asian shares hit fresh highs on Wednesday, extending the previous day's rally after a record close for the Dow Jones stock index on upbeat U.S. economic news gave risk appetite a further boost.

  • Stocks ended near session highs in choppy trading, with the S&P 500 finishing in positive territory for the first Monday in 2013 and the Dow close to hitting its record closing high, as investors shook off earlier worries over China and a lack of progress over the sequester.

  • US Shares Seen Lower as China Curbs Property Market Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 8:47 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were lower Monday amid concerns about the U.S.'s unresolved "sequester" and the introduction of harsher-than-expected property curbs in China.

  • China Tumble Leads Asia Down; Nikkei Up Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 2:20 AM ET

    Asian stocks fell on Monday, dragged down by a slide of 3.7 percent in Shanghai following fresh property curbs. Japanese shares, however, briefly touched a fresh four-and-a-half year peak as comments from the government's nominee as the next Bank of Japan governor fueled hopes for aggressive monetary easing.

  • Italian Slump Leads European Shares Lower Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 12:12 PM ET

    A sharp fall on the Milan stock market hit European shares on Thursday, with uncertainty over this weekend's Italian elections.

  • Fed Sparks Asia Sell-Off; China Leads Losses Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 2:00 AM ET

    A massive sell-off in Asian stock markets on Thursday erased the previous day's strong gains after Wall Street fell on minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest meeting as worries mount the United States could stop or cut its monetary stimulus program.

  • Dividend Cuts Weigh on European Shares Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 10:36 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Wednesday following varied earning reports. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 Index moved in-and-out of the red in a choppy day of trading.

  • 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.