The Shanghai Composite clinched a fresh seven-year high on Friday, while markets in Japan edged up to finish at their highest levels in 15 years.» Read More
China’s M&A activity hit record levels in 2010, with overseas acquisitions dominating a quarter of the deals. While Chinese firms have had success in its quest to go global, the end result is not always smooth sailing.
Asian stocks were higher on Monday on mild bargain buying after a sell-off last week.
Asian stocks finished lower with substantial declines for Chinese shares on worries stronger than expected growth could lead to tighter monetary policy.
Asian stocks opened mostly higher Wednesday, after gains on Wall Street, buoyed by robust earnings for Apple whose stock climbed in extended trade and after target price hikes for Google lifted Wall Street.
Asian stocks closed mixed on Friday, weighed down by a drop in resources-related shares as commodity prices declined.
Asian markets ended mixed on Friday as investors stayed cautious ahead of the U.S. nonfarm payrolls report.
Asian markets closed mixed on Wednesday following a broad commodities selloff but losses were limited as stronger-than expected U.S. factory data lent support.
Japanese stocks led Asian equities higher on Tuesday, climbing to their highest since May, with investors betting the improving U.S. recovery may be reflected in jobs data later in the week.
The "Fast Money" traders bet 2011 will be a big year for M&A.