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  • Asian Stocks End Mixed, Bailout Fears Persist Thursday, 25 Sep 2008 | 5:32 AM ET

    Asian markets were mixed Thursday, pressured by doubts over the U.S. government's proposed $700 billion bailout plan and worries about the economic fallout from the crisis.

  • Asian Markets Are Jittery as US Bailout Doubts Persist Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008 | 5:51 AM ET

    Asian stock markets were jittery Wednesday, as fears that U.S. lawmakers will stall a proposed $700 billion bailout of the battered financial sector haunted investors and a firmer yen hurt Japanese exporters.

  • Asian Markets Fall on US Bailout Doubts Tuesday, 23 Sep 2008 | 5:09 AM ET

    Asian markets were mostly lower Tuesday on skepticism about how Washington's $700 billion bailout plan can restore confidence in the U.S. financial system when the economy may be facing a recession.

  • Markets Gain on Rescue Plan, Questions Remain Monday, 22 Sep 2008 | 5:26 AM ET

    Asian markets climbed Monday, after more details about the U.S. government's $700 billion crisis solution encouraged bargain hunting, but questions lingered about long-term implications and the economic outlook.

  • Malaysia Says No Plans to Repeg Ringgit Currency Monday, 22 Sep 2008 | 3:01 AM ET

    Malaysia's new Finance Minister Najib Razak on Monday dismissed calls for the ringgit currency to be pegged and said the country's economy remained in good shape despite the U.S. financial crisis.

  • Asian Stocks Rally, Shanghai Surges 9% Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 5:28 AM ET

    Asian markets staged a strong rebound on Friday after four straight sessions of massive losses. China and Hong Kong led the rally, both up more than a whopping 9 percent following Wall Street's best performance best day in six years.

  • Fear Slams Asian Stocks, but Hong Kong Rebounds Thursday, 18 Sep 2008 | 6:22 AM ET

    Asian markets took a beating Thursday, but emergency actions by central banks and governments around the world saw a late-session rebound in the Hong Kong and Singapore markets.      

  • Asian Stocks End Mixed as Relief Rally Fizzles Wednesday, 17 Sep 2008 | 6:57 AM ET

    Asian markets were mixed while oil rose $3 a barrel Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said it would bail out American International Group in a dramatic about-face as victims of the financial crisis kept piling up.

  • Asian Markets Tumble on Financial Turmoil Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | 5:06 AM ET
    Stock investors watch stock movement at a stock exchange in Chengdu, China.

    Markets bleed red all over the region Tuesday, with Japan's Nikkei losing 5% and South Korea's KOSPI shedding 6%, as upheaval on Wall Street fueled investor uncertainty about a spillover into Asia.

  • Asian Markets Tumble on Lehman Woes Monday, 15 Sep 2008 | 5:36 AM ET

    Asian markets -- the few of them that were opened today -- fell sharply as U.S. investment bank Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy, dragging down financials.

  • Asian Markets Bounce, Eyes on Lehman Sale Friday, 12 Sep 2008 | 5:16 AM ET

    Asian markets rose Friday, with shares outside of Japan rebounding from a 23-month low on reports Lehman Brothers had put itself up for sale, suggesting a smaller risk of a Wall Street meltdown spreading to the region.

  • Asian Markets Extend Losses, Japan Sheds 2% Thursday, 11 Sep 2008 | 5:07 AM ET

    Asian markets declined 1% on average Thursday, weighed down by banking shares after Lehman Brothers failed to to restore investor confidence with plans to sell a majority stake in its asset management unit and spin off commercial real estate.

  • Asian Markets Decline on Lehman Fears, Oil Gains Wednesday, 10 Sep 2008 | 5:08 AM ET

    Asian stocks weakened Wednesday, hurt by financial shares ahead of results from Lehman Brothers, which has been rocked by the same crisis that led Washington to take over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac this week.

  • Asian Markets Fall in Reality Check Tuesday, 9 Sep 2008 | 5:58 AM ET

    Asian stocks fell Tuesday in a sobering realization the U.S. takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has addressed some risks stemming from the financial crisis but has not solved it. Japan, South Korea and Australia all finished over 1 percent lower.

  • Asian Markets Surge, Seoul Soars 5% on Financials Monday, 8 Sep 2008 | 5:38 AM ET

    Asian markets surged Monday after Washington took over Fannie Mae and Freddie Macto save the U.S. housing market and limit the extensive damage of the financial crisis. Japan and Australia both gained 3.5%, with South Korea soaring 5%.

  • Asian Markets Get Hammered, Japan Sheds 2.8% Friday, 5 Sep 2008 | 5:17 AM ET

    Fears about economic growth and a 3% slump on Wall Street sent Asian markets sprawling Friday, with investors sought safe-haven bonds and unwound currency carry trades, lifting the yen to a 13-month high versus the euro.

  • Asian Shares Hit 2-Year Low on Recession Fears Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 5:15 AM ET

    Asian shares fell to new two-year lows Thursday as further signs of a slowing global economy -- from the euro zone to Japan -- hit sectors, such as technology, that rely on exports.

  • Asian Markets End Mixed as Oil Declines Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | 5:22 AM ET

    Asian markets were mixed Wednesday as oil prices held below $110 and the U.S. dollar neared a 10-½ month high, raising hopes of an easier business environment for manufacturers and exporters, but rattling resource-focused stocks. 

  • Asian Market Slide on Fukuda Exit, Thai Emergency Tuesday, 2 Sep 2008 | 5:22 AM ET

    Asian markets extended losses in late trade Tuesday with Japan finishing at a 5-month low in the wake of its prime minister's sudden resignation. A state of emergency declared by Thailand also weighed on regional stocks.

  • Techs Sink Asian Markets, South Korea Sheds 4% Sunday, 31 Aug 2008 | 8:32 PM ET

    Asian markets were sharply lower Monday, stung by the technology sector, which is anticipating slower global demand. South Korea was the worst hit, sinking 4 percent.