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  • Asian stocks rose Friday as hopes for a global economic recovery drove up appetite for riskier assets, but traders were cautious ahead of U.S. monthly job data. Resource shares were among the leading gainers after oil prices surged to a seven-month high on hopes that the global recession had bottomed out.

  • Asian Stocks Extend Losses on Economic Pessimism Thursday, 4 Jun 2009 | 12:30 AM ET

    Asian markets slipped Thursday, after disappointing U.S. private employment and services sector data led investors to trim over extended bets and look for better points to buy again.

  • Dealers Long Shot On Capitol Hill Wednesday, 3 Jun 2009 | 9:53 AM ET
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    Today on Capitol Hill, the Senate Commerce Committee will question GM CEO Fritz Henderson and Chrysler President Jim Press about their moves to close roughly 2000 dealerships. For all the importance that comes with a Congressional hearing, don't expect much to change after this one.

  • Asian Stocks Near 8-Month Highs, US Dollar Struggles Wednesday, 3 Jun 2009 | 6:31 AM ET

    Asian stocks hovered close to eight-month highs Wednesday, pausing for breath after rallying on optimism that the global economy is through the worst, while the dollar struggled near its latest set of lows for the year.

  • Asian Markets End Mixed, Investors Turn Wary Tuesday, 2 Jun 2009 | 6:18 AM ET

    Improving global manufacturing data lifted some Asian markets Tuesday, bringing a regional index near to levels before the collapse of Lehman Brothers in September, but the pace of gains slowed as investors weighed how much longer a heady, three-month rally will last.

  • Asian Markets Rise on Chinese Hopes, GM Relief Monday, 1 Jun 2009 | 6:33 AM ET

    Asian markets shot to eight-month highs Monday after a gauge of China's manufacturing activity offered fresh evidence of a recovery in the world's third-largest economy.

  • Asian Markets Edge Higher, Commodities Eyed Friday, 29 May 2009 | 5:53 AM ET

    Asian markets were mostly higher Friday, but lagging Wall Street's rise after some solid gains earlier in the week. Higher commodity prices also supported mining and energy-related stocks in Asia, though investors were reluctant to take big bets on increasingly expensive shares until more evidence emerged of a sustained recovery.

  • Asian Markets Are Mixed, Investors Eye US Debt Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 5:18 AM ET

    Asian markets were mixed Thursday in choppy trade as concerns grew that rising yields on U.S. government debt could push up borrowing costs and choke off a potential recovery in the world's largest economy. South Korea though managed a 2 percent jump later in the session.

  • The Best Place to Ride Out the Recession Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | 1:33 PM ET

    As the buzz about economic recovery grows louder, a new survey reveals the best place in the world to ride out the rest of the recession, which could be one of the first stops on the recovery train.

  • Asian Markets Hit 7-Month Highs on Economic Hopes Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | 5:46 AM ET

    Asian markets rose Wednesday to their highest level in more than seven months after a jump in U.S. consumer confidence reinforced expectations the global economy has hit a bottom, even if recovery appears fragile.

  • Asian Markets Pressured by North Korean Tensions Tuesday, 26 May 2009 | 5:18 AM ET
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    Asian markets edged lower Tuesday with stocks in Seoul ending the session down 2 percent after North Korea threatened to launch more missiles while investor doubts about the world economy kept riskier assets such as the euro under pressure.

  • Asian Stocks Close Mixed After Volatile Session Monday, 25 May 2009 | 11:52 AM ET
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    Asian markets were mixed in extremely choppy trade Monday with South Korean stocks and the won tumbling after North Korea said it had conducted a nuclear test. This hit regional shares, which were trading higher until the news, stirring caution among investors.

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    Fears about a downgrade of the US credit rating are premature, but not entirely unwarranted after Britain's outlook was cut to negative, analysts told CNBC.

  • Pros Say: Global Gov't Debt Crisis Next Friday, 22 May 2009 | 7:33 AM ET
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    After the S&P Ratings Agency lowered its outlook on Britain to negative from stable, stoking fears other AAA-rated countries which are running huge debt levels could share a similar fate. Experts tell CNBC that a global government debt crisis is coming.

  • Asian Markets Decline on Fiscal, Economic Fears Friday, 22 May 2009 | 5:05 AM ET

    Asian markets were mostly lower Friday with the U.S. dollar falling to its weakest in almost five months against major currencies on investor worries that the United States would lose its AAA rating.

  • Asian Stocks Stumble on US Growth Outlook Thursday, 21 May 2009 | 5:10 AM ET

    Asian markets weakened Thursday after news that the Federal Reserve lowered its forecasts for U.S. economic growth over the next three years.

  • Asia's on Shaky Ground as Edgy Investors Trim Positions Wednesday, 20 May 2009 | 5:53 AM ET

    Asian stocks faltered Wednesday while the Australian dollar and emerging market currencies slid, with investors reluctant to keep a near three-month rally in risky assets going without more good economic news.

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    With the new mandate from Washington, this efficiency movement in the auto industry will pick up momentum, and several companies are positioned to profit.

  • Better Mileage Doesn't Mean The Death Of SUV Tuesday, 19 May 2009 | 8:51 AM ET
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    For years, we've heard Detroit and other auto makers lobby against higher fuel economy standards because it would drive up costs and ultimately hurt sales of SUV's and pick-ups- vehicles Americans want.

  • Asian Stocks Hit a 7-Month High, Tokyo Gains 2.7% Monday, 18 May 2009 | 8:18 PM ET

    Asian shares climbed to their highest level in seven months Tuesday on fresh hopes the global recession is easing, and oil hovered at six-month peaks as supply concerns helped buoy up prices.