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  • Egypt Spooks Asia; Tokyo at 1-Month Low Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 1:51 AM ET

    Asian stocks slid on Monday following Friday's sharp drop on Wall Street as anti-government rioting in Egypt prompted investors to flee to less risky assets to ride out the turmoil.

  • Who to Blame for Ford's Miss? Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | 9:34 AM ET

    When a company posts a quarterly profit of 30 cents a share and Wall Street is expecting 48 cents, something is seriously screwed up. And you can blame it one of three things.

  • Asia Lower After S&P's Japan Downgrade Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | 5:14 AM ET

    Asian stocks were lower on Friday, as caution pervaded following warnings by the IMF and ratings agencies on United States and Japan.

  • Can Hyundai Match Its Red-hot 2010? Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 9:19 AM ET

    In an industry that has been putting up big numbers since getting out of intensive care, one of the most impressive performances has come from Hyundai. look at the fourth quarter and 2010 earnings posted by the company early this morning.

  • Asian Stocks Higher on Fed's Comments Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 5:13 AM ET

    Asian stocks rose Thursday after U.S. Federal Reserve policymakers voted unanimously to maintain a $600 billion bond-buying plan to fuel an economic recovery.

  • Despite Recalls, Here's Why Toyota Holds Onto Customers Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011 | 10:44 AM ET
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    Given the long and growing record of recalls and bad press, you'd expect Toyota to lose millions of customers. And yes, while its sales have not grown as fast as the industry in the last year, Toyota is still the world's largest's why.

  • Asian Stocks Higher, Focus on Fed Meeting Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011 | 4:49 AM ET

    Asian stocks traded mixed on Wednesday after a flat finish on Wall Street.

  • Asian Stocks End Mixed, Tokyo Stocks Rise Tuesday, 25 Jan 2011 | 5:25 AM ET

    Asian stocks climbed on Tuesday after a strong session on Wall Street which saw the Dow Jones Industrials finishing 20 points shy of 12,000.

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    Whether they be Japanese housewives or folks in India and Indonesia energy and food prices matter – big time.

  • China Redraws The World Trade Map Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 11:41 AM ET

    Though the US-China relationship often dominates the geopolitical trade debate, Beijing is now the top trading partner for Japan, Australia and South Africa, as well as South Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

  • Globalization Gets Complicated Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 11:36 AM ET

    Political and business leaders invited to the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos this week will sift through the blessings and curses of global interdependence that not only brought the world’s economies to a collective low three years ago but also provide the only realistic return to prosperity

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    They'll tell you in Detroit, being #1 isn't the most important thing. After all, it's profits not market share that matters. But you can bet GM wanted to pass up Toyota for the global sales title.

  • Asia Ends Mixed; Bargain Hunting Supports Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 5:46 AM ET

    Asian stocks were higher on Monday on mild bargain buying after a sell-off last week.

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    It's been a big week in Washington since Chinese President Hu Jintao arrived. Congressional members have not been afraid to speak their minds when it comes to China's economic, monetary and domestic policies.

  • Asia Lower on Further China Tightening Fears Friday, 21 Jan 2011 | 3:12 AM ET

    Asian stocks finished mostly lower on Friday on concerns over further tightening measures by China after the latest growth figures released on Thursday showed the economy continuing to power ahead.

  • GM's Latest Exec Shake-up Shows Akerson's Urgency Thursday, 20 Jan 2011 | 1:32 PM ET
    Daniel Akerson, Managing Director of The Carlyle Group

    If you thought the shake-up in the ranks of General Motors would slow down with the company now turning a profit, think again.

  • Beware China's Overheated Economy and Stock Market Thursday, 20 Jan 2011 | 11:05 AM ET

    The risk of a hard landing in China is growing. It is now clear that Beijing is going to have to intensify its efforts to slow down the economy, because new figures show growth soaring past forecasts and inflation slowing less than expected.

  • Asia Ends Down, Investors Digest China Data Thursday, 20 Jan 2011 | 5:15 AM ET

    Asian stocks finished lower with substantial declines for Chinese shares on worries stronger than expected growth could lead to tighter monetary policy.

  • Japan Hits ‘Critical Point’ on State Debt Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 9:50 PM ET
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    Japan has hit a “critical point” where it risks losing investor confidence if politicians fail to reach agreement on how to rein in the ballooning national debt, a cabinet minister has warned. The FT reports.

  • Piracy Reached Record Level in 2010, Monitors Say Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 6:13 AM ET

    Despite an international effort to ensure safe passage through the world’s most treacherous waters, pirates escalated their attacks in 2010 for the fourth straight year, striking more ships and taking more hostages last year than in any year on record, according to an annual report on piracy, the New York Times reports.