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  • Asian Rally Runs Out of Steam Monday, 11 May 2009 | 5:25 AM ET

    The rally in Asian markets ran out of steam Monday afternoon as investors took profits from the recent run up in stocks. The key benchmarks in Tokyo and Seoul crept up to close marginally higher after a choppy session.

  • Pros Say: Get Ready for IPOs After June Monday, 11 May 2009 | 4:27 AM ET

    Global stocks took a break Monday after a successful week of gains. Investors remain uncertain if the global economy is showing signs of recovery or signs of further deterioration. Experts give CNBC their predictions.

  • Shinsei, Aozora Banks Agree to Merge: Nikkei Monday, 11 May 2009 | 2:21 AM ET
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    Shinsei Bank and Aozora Bank have agreed to merge around the middle of next year, the Nikkei business daily reported on Monday, a move that would form Japan's sixth-largest bank.

  • Toyota Tumbles: Slow Reaction Hammers Auto Giant Friday, 8 May 2009 | 11:00 AM ET
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    The fact Toyota posted it's first annual loss in 75 years is not surprising- almost every auto maker lost money this year. The fact this company lost $6.9 Billion in the quarter ending this March is staggering, but not so out of line that people are shocked. What is surprising is Toyota CEO Katsuaki Watanabe telling reporters in Tokyo his company was "lacking in the scope and speed of dealing with various issues."

  • Pros Say: This Jobs Report Will Be Better  Friday, 8 May 2009 | 7:22 AM ET

    The closely-watched US jobs report is due later on Friday, after results of stress tests late on Thursday revealed that ten banks need to raise up to $75 billion in fresh capital.

  • Asian Markets Pause Ahead of US Jobs Data Friday, 8 May 2009 | 6:21 AM ET

    Asian markets were on shaky ground Friday ahead of U.S. monthly employment data, due out later in the session, that will provide another step in determining whether the recent signs of an improving global economy are real or just wishful thinking.

  • Pros Say: Stay Cautious on Banks Thursday, 7 May 2009 | 8:51 AM ET

    Investors are eagerly anticipating the release of the U.S. government's stress test results Thursday where a number of the 19 banks reviewed are expected to require fresh capital.

  • Asian Markets Rally, Tokyo Closes 4.6% Higher Thursday, 7 May 2009 | 6:11 AM ET

    Asian markets rallied Thursday, as encouraging signs about the health of U.S. banks and the state of the global economy bolstered riskier assets such as oil and hurt safe-havens such as the yen.

  • Asian Markets Ease, Yen Rises on Bank of America Wednesday, 6 May 2009 | 6:08 AM ET

    Asian stocks were mostly lower while the yen rose Wednesday after news Bank of America needs $34 billion in fresh capital, sending shivers through investors ahead of official results of stress tests on U.S. banks due for release on Thursday.

  • Pros Say: Take Profits Now Wednesday, 6 May 2009 | 4:27 AM ET

    Global stocks were mixed on Wednesday as investors became more cautious a day before the bank stress test results after reports that Bank of America may need to raise a substantial amount of capital.

  • Honda Pushes Higher Tuesday, 5 May 2009 | 10:55 AM ET
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    Last Friday, as most people focused on Chrysler going bankrupt, making its first appearance in bankruptcy court and the mounting questions about whether its future was bright or bleak, Honda moved a little higher. It was typical Honda done with little fanfare. The "Steady-Eddie" of the car business moved past Chrysler to become number 4 in U.S. auto sales this year.

  • Asian Markets Edge Higher on Economic Optimism Tuesday, 5 May 2009 | 6:27 AM ET

    Asian stocks were higher Tuesday with cyclical stocks and coal miners rising on signs of stability in the global economy, and greater China markets buoyed by cross-strait hopes. Trade though was quiet with markets shut in Japan, South Korea and Thailand.

  • Pros Say: Banks' Debt Will Delay Recovery Tuesday, 5 May 2009 | 4:36 AM ET

    Global stocks were mixed Tuesday ahead of the release of the U.S. government's bank stress test results out later in the week as reports claim up to 10 banks will need to raise more capital.

  • Stocks Close Up on Strong Economic Signs Monday, 4 May 2009 | 4:04 PM ET

    Futures indicated a positive open for U.S. stocks on Monday helped by strong gains in Asia and anticipation that this week's bank stress test results will be relatively benign.

  • Stocks Shoot Higher as Home Sales Gain Monday, 4 May 2009 | 12:43 PM ET

    Futures indicated a positive open for U.S. stocks on Monday helped by strong gains in Asia and anticipation that this week's bank stress test results will be relatively benign.

  • Bank Test Hopes, Sprint Nextel Boost Futures Monday, 4 May 2009 | 8:36 AM ET

    Futures indicated a positive open for U.S. stocks on Monday helped by strong gains in Asia and anticipation that this week's bank stress test results will be relatively benign.

  • Asian Markets Hit 7-Month High, Financials Rally Monday, 4 May 2009 | 5:27 AM ET

    Asian stocks punched to a seven-month peak Monday, fueled by confidence the global economy is recovering faster than expected and on a further jump in Taiwanese shares on hopes for an influx of Chinese investment.

  • Pros Say: Stimulus Worthless Without Bank Fix Monday, 4 May 2009 | 5:02 AM ET

    Global stocks rose Monday ahead of the expected release of the U.S. government's bank stress test results. Experts tell CNBC if the banking system isn't fixed, governments' stimulus efforts are in vain.

  • Stocks Gain for Week Amid Glimmers of Hope Friday, 1 May 2009 | 5:44 PM ET

    Stocks eked out a gain after a rocky session Friday as investors weighed some encouraging economic reports against gloomy earnings.

  • Stocks Wobble as Confidence Boost Fades Friday, 1 May 2009 | 12:01 PM ET

    Stocks had a wobbly start to the morning Friday as investors weighed some encouraging economic reports against gloomy earnings.