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  • Asian Stocks Close Higher After US Rally Wednesday, 2 Dec 2009 | 5:34 AM ET

    Asian stock markets tracked a strong session on Wall Street, which saw the Dow climbing more than one percent to end at its highest level so far this year. Key indices in Seoul and Hong Kong chalked up over 1 percent each.

  • Busch: What Obama Won't Say Tonight Tuesday, 1 Dec 2009 | 1:58 PM ET

    As President Obama takes the stage tonight, he will discuss many issues surrounding Afghanistan. One issue he apparently won't be discussing is how to pay for this surge.

  • Asia Extends Gains, Tokyo Closes Up 2.4% Tuesday, 1 Dec 2009 | 5:09 AM ET

    Asian stocks gained ground and Tokyo reversed course on Tuesday afternoon, as worries eased over Dubai's debt problems. The Nikkei 225 closed 2.4 percent higher, driven by news of a surprise BOJ meeting, which weighed on the yen and lifted exporters.

  • Saab Lovers Sound Off Monday, 30 Nov 2009 | 10:30 AM ET

    One week after I blogged about the lack of outcry from Saab owners over the impending demise of the beloved brand of cars, supporters of the Swedish company are being loud and vocal in telling me to get a clue. In general, they think I haven't done my homework and haven't given enough credit to the Web sites devoted to saving Saab like Saabs United.

  • Asian Stocks Rebound as Dubai Jitters Fade Monday, 30 Nov 2009 | 5:41 AM ET

    Asian stock markets staged a comeback Monday after Friday's steep losses, as worries about the potential negative impact of a Dubai debt default began to fade.

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    President Barack Obama's plan to announce the U.S. will cut its greenhouse emissions 17% by 2020, may finally kill off those who continue to believe new fuel efficiency and tailpipe emission standards for autos will never reached stated goals.

  • Asia Ends Lower on Dubai Woes, HK Sinks 4.8% Friday, 27 Nov 2009 | 4:17 AM ET

    Asian stock markets tumbled on Friday as concerns about a new international banking crisis erupting in Dubai rattled investor confidence. Hong Kong led the way with a 4.8 percent dive, other major indices in Tokyo, Taipei and Seoul declined over 3 percent each.

  • Japanese Stocks Likely to Fall Broadly on Dubai Worries Thursday, 26 Nov 2009 | 7:07 PM ET

    Japan's Nikkei average is likely to fall broadly on Friday after debt problems in Dubai hit financial markets, dragging European shares down to their worst daily loss in seven months.

  • Asian Stocks Fall; Banks Lead China Slump Thursday, 26 Nov 2009 | 5:14 AM ET

    Asia's major stock indexes finished lower across the board in a volatile, holiday-thin session Thursday, despite Wall Street posting modest gains overnight.

  • Toyota Makes Recall Fix And So Long Saab Wednesday, 25 Nov 2009 | 8:49 AM ET

    A month and a half after announcing a safety recall of 3.8 million vehicles as risk of having accelerators trapped under floor mats, Toyota has a plan to fix the problem.

  • Clogged-Up Banks Restrict Liquidity: Economist Wednesday, 25 Nov 2009 | 5:47 AM ET

    Export-driven Asian economies need to focus on regional financial markets to rebalance as US policy remains uncertain and ‘very volatile’ and unreformed banks act as a brake on the huge flow of liquidity coming from central banks, Kevin Gaynor, chief markets economist at RBS, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Asian Stocks End Higher After Late Rally Wednesday, 25 Nov 2009 | 5:09 AM ET

    Asian stocks turned higher, with Tokyo, Seoul, Sydney closing firmer as a late rally lifted markets to positive ground.

  • The L.A. Extravaganza: A Test for Auto Shows Tuesday, 24 Nov 2009 | 10:42 AM ET
    North American International Auto Show, Detroit, Michigan

    Remember the good old days? The days when auto shows were major events where an automaker could generate buzz with new models? Where you could see the public's appetite for new cars and trucks? Next week we'll see if auto shows still have the magical pull or if the pall over last years auto show season lingers into this year’s slate of shows.

  • Asian Stocks Decline, Shanghai Falls 3.5% Tuesday, 24 Nov 2009 | 5:22 AM ET

    Asia's key stock indexes fell Tuesday, with China's Shanghai Composite Index closing 3.5 percent lower, after selling gathered pace in the afternoon trading session.

  • Charting Asia | Gold Tuesday, 24 Nov 2009 | 1:10 AM ET
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  • Hitachi Eyes UK High-Speed Rail Project By March Monday, 23 Nov 2009 | 10:13 PM ET

    Japan's Hitachi  said on Tuesday it expects a delay of a few months in clinching a British high-speed railway deal worth over $5.6 billion -- a deal it hopes will add momentum to its push into the overseas market for eco-friendly trains.

  • Exchanging Dollars and Euros

    "The dollar over the next year or two will tend to see downward pressure because our recovery will be fragile and uneven," says one economist.

  • Nikkei's Technical Pattern Says 'Avoid': Charts Monday, 23 Nov 2009 | 5:27 AM ET

    The dollar will continue its decline at a “gentle rate,” the Nikkei 225 should be avoided, and the food sector is well-placed to join the mining industry and move the markets, Robin Griffiths from Cazenove Capital told CNBC Monday.

  • Most Asian Markets End Up in Quiet Trade Monday, 23 Nov 2009 | 5:18 AM ET

    Most Asian stock markets edged higher on Monday in quiet trade, with Japan closed for Labor Thanksgiving Day.

  • Asia Stumbles on Wall Street Losses Friday, 20 Nov 2009 | 5:45 AM ET

    Asian stocks stumbled on Friday, after stocks on Wall Street fell for a second straight session on renewed concerns a U.S. economic recovery was losing momentum.