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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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.
Asia's major stock indexes finished lower across the board in a volatile, holiday-thin session Thursday, despite Wall Street posting modest gains overnight.
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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 turned higher, with Tokyo, Seoul, Sydney closing firmer as a late rally lifted markets to positive ground.
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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.
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.
"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.
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 stock markets edged higher on Monday in quiet trade, with Japan closed for Labor Thanksgiving Day.
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.