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Indexes Nikkei

  • 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 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 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 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.

  • Asian markets were mostly lower Monday as the yen and U.S. dollar advanced, with investors expecting another week of grim news on corporate earnings and the global economy.

  • Asian markets snapped a four-day winning streak Friday and the yen and U.S. dollar rose as investors retreated to safety with job losses accelerating globally while Washington scrambled to finalize a fix for banks.

  • Asian markets climbed Thursday while the greenback gained as investors took heart from the U.S. House of Representatives, making headway on a $825 billion stimulus spending package and other efforts to stem the financial crisis.

  • Asia stocks gained momentum in the afternoon to trade firmly in positive territory after the Bank of Japan said it would buy corporate bonds to ease an increasingly severe funding squeeze. Financials were mostly higher across the board after bank shares fuelled a Wall Street rally, but with global economic gloom still pervasive, safe-haven trades such as the yen and U.S. Treasuries also rose.

  • Asian markets rose Wednesday, helped by gains on Wall Street Tuesday and sharp gains in semiconductor stocks across the region, boosted by hopes the sector's chronic supply glut would ease after German chipmaker Qimonda filed for insolvency.

  • Asian stocks rose Tuesday, with Japan's Nikkei surging almost 5 percent higher following a gain in U.S. markets and as exporters rebounded on a weaker yen.

  • Japanese stocks finished lower Monday. Tokyo was the only major Asian market open amid a slew of regional holidays, as investors braced for key earning results this week from Sony, Honda and other major names.

  • Asian stocks fell to a 1-1/2-month low Friday, weighed by poor corporate results in the technology sector.  The Australian market was the worst hit, shedding 4% with financials leading the declines.

  • Asia stocks gained momentum in the afternoon to trade firmly in positive territory after the Bank of Japan said it would buy corporate bonds to ease an increasingly severe funding squeeze. Financials were mostly higher across the board after bank shares fuelled a Wall Street rally, but with global economic gloom still pervasive, safe-haven trades such as the yen and U.S. Treasuries also rose.

  • Continued signs of trouble in the financial sector and worrisome economic data sent Asian shares to their lowest in more than six weeks Wednesday, bolstering the dollar and other assets that shine in uncertain times.

  • Asian markets slumped Tuesday on concerns that increasing woes in the global financial sector will deepen the world's economic downturn, highlighting the difficulties confronting incoming U.S. President Barack Obama.

  • Asian markets were mostly higher Monday while the greenback lost ground as investors looked for U.S. President-elect Barack Obama to quickly roll out hefty economic stimulus spending and a revived plan to buy bad bank assets.

  • Major Asian markets rose on Wednesday, with markets from Japan to China and Australia logging decent gains, but continued worries about corporate earnings persisted.

  • Fears of steep losses at corporate bellwethers from Citigroup to Sony hit Asian shares on Tuesday, signaling the extent of the global economic slowdown and bolstering less risky assets such as government debt.

  • Asian stocks slipped for a fourth consecutive session and the yen climbed against the euro Monday, as a relentless global economic slowdown renewed investor caution about taking on risk.