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Indexes Nikkei


  • Asian Markets End Mixed as Tough February Closes Friday, 27 Feb 2009 | 7:37 AM ET

    Asian markets were mixed Friday, ending the month with losses on continued investor concern over the world economy and the financial system, while safety bids such as dollar buying erased some of their recent gains.

  • Asian Markets Turn Lower on Weak Yen, Poor Data Thursday, 26 Feb 2009 | 5:16 AM ET

    Asian markets turned negative late Thursday with the U.S. dollar extending its rally against the yen as mounting economic damage and prolonged political uncertainty in Japan tarnish the yen's safe haven reputation.

  • Asian Markets Pull Back from Rally, Yen Slips Wednesday, 25 Feb 2009 | 12:26 PM ET

    Asia stocks were mixed Wednesday despite reassuring comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, which sparked a rebound in battered U.S. financial shares. The yen slid further on Japan's mounting economic and political troubles.

  • Asia Tumbles on Bank Woes, South Korean Won Sinks Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 | 11:53 AM ET

    Asian markets fell Tuesday as concerns grew about the global financial system, while emerging currencies such as the South Korean won extended their recent sell-off.

  • Asia Rallies, Dollar Slips on Relief Over Citigroup Monday, 23 Feb 2009 | 5:33 AM ET

    Asian markets were mostly higher while the greenback tumbled Monday on media reports the U.S. government could end up with as much as 40% stake in Citigroup. This sparked some relief among investors who cut their safety trades.

  • Economic Fears Sink Asian Stocks, Lifts US Dollar Thursday, 19 Feb 2009 | 7:16 PM ET

    Asian stocks fell and the U.S. dollar rose Friday as investors chose safety on evidence the global economy remains in difficulty and the nationalization of more banks in the developed world is increasingly likely.

  • Asia Markets Edge Higher, Caution Lingers Wednesday, 18 Feb 2009 | 7:22 PM ET

    Asian markets edged higher Thursday as recent selling pressure eased and the safe-haven bid for the dollar and gold retreated, but reminders of the global economic gloom and financial sector woes kept investors cautious.

  • Asia Markets Fall on Deepening Recession Fears Wednesday, 18 Feb 2009 | 5:53 AM ET

    Deepening economic gloom and fears about the health of the global finance sector pushed Asian shares to their lowest level this month Wednesday, prompting investors to move to low-risk assets such as regional bonds.

  • Are We Running Out Of Time For Banking Turnaround? Tuesday, 17 Feb 2009 | 6:29 PM ET

    Japan's Nikkei is at risk of falling back to a 26-year low. Could we find ourselves in the same boat unless we do something about banks, and fast?

  • Asian Stocks Tumble, Greenback Up on Safety Bid Tuesday, 17 Feb 2009 | 8:32 AM ET

    Asian stocks fell Tuesday, with Japan's Nikkei hitting a nearly four-month closing low, while the U.S. dollar surged as investors scrambled for safety from deteriorating global economic conditions and volatile banks.

  • Lingering Doubts on Economy Weigh on Asian Markets Monday, 16 Feb 2009 | 5:44 AM ET

    Asian stocks were under modest pressure Monday, with dismal economic data and doubts about prospects for the financial industry outstripping investor relief that a U.S. economic stimulus bill had finally passed.

  • Asian Markets Gain on Government Action Hopes Friday, 13 Feb 2009 | 5:30 AM ET

    Asian markets reversed three sessions of losses to rise Friday on hopes that government efforts worldwide, including talk of a U.S. subsidy for mortgage payments, would soften the blow of the global downturn.

  • Asian Markets Fall on Grim Economic Outlook Thursday, 12 Feb 2009 | 5:19 AM ET

    Asian markets declined  despite U.S. stocks reversing recent losses as a deal to pass a massive U.S. stimulus package has been reached.  Bank and tech stocks came under pressure, as  corporate earnings and data pointing to a grim outlook for the region's economies weighed on sentiment.

  • Asian Stocks Slide as US Rescue Plan Disappoints Wednesday, 11 Feb 2009 | 5:09 AM ET

    Asian markets were mostly lower, led by financials, while the U.S. dollar rose Wednesday on skepticism over a new plan from Washington to heal the banking industry that could cost as much as $2 trillion.

  • Asian Markets Wobble Over US Stimulus Uncertainty Monday, 9 Feb 2009 | 7:23 PM ET

    Asian markets wobbled Tuesday as doubts grew about U.S. plans to create a bank to soak up toxic debts, while the euro fell over 1% against the yen and the dollar on a report that Russia is set to request a delay in repaying debt.

  • Asian Stocks End Mixed, Japan Closes Lower Monday, 9 Feb 2009 | 5:39 AM ET

    Asian stocks were mixed Monday as key markets closed lower after spending most of the session in the black. The U.S. dollar clung near a one-month high against the yen as investor risk aversion waned despite grim U.S. data.

  • Asian markets rose for a fourth day Friday, with investors awaiting a vote on a massive U.S. stimulus package, while the greenback was steady ahead of U.S. employment data likely to reflect a deep recession.

  • Asian Markets Are Shaky, Hit by US Consumer Concerns Thursday, 5 Feb 2009 | 6:01 AM ET

    Asian stocks were shaky in uneven trading Thursday with markets weaving in and out of negative territory on fears about how far U.S. consumers will cut spending, while the euro steadied and sterling dipped ahead of meetings by their respective central banks.

  • Asian Markets Gain on Hopes for Global Economy Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | 5:19 AM ET

    Asian markets were mostly higher for a second consecutive session Wednesday on tentative signs of an improving outlook for the battered global economy, while oil gained ground in anticipation of more production cuts.

  • Asian Stocks Waver as Early Rally Loses Steam Tuesday, 3 Feb 2009 | 5:13 AM ET

    Asian stocks were all over the place Tuesday in choppy trade. Markets initially rallied on the back of increasingly aggressive efforts by governments to stabilize markets and support their economies. But the rally lost steam in the afternoon with Japan closing in negative territory.