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Indexes Nikkei


  • Asian Stocks End Higher on Fed-Inspired Rally Wednesday, 12 Mar 2008 | 6:32 AM ET

    Asian stocks closed firmly higher Wednesday, though off their earlier highs, after the U.S. Federal Reserve, in a joint effort with other central banks, said it would add up to $200 billion in funds to help resuscitate strained credit markets.

  • Asian Markets Swing Into Black, Japan Adds 1% Tuesday, 11 Mar 2008 | 6:28 AM ET

    Asian markets moved out of negative territory and closed higher Tuesday. Japan and South Korea both ended over 1 percent higher despite initial sharp losses during the morning.

  • Investors study shares prices during the morning trading at RHB private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Friday, Feb.3, 2006. Malaysia's key stock index rose Friday to a 15-week high as foreign funds plowed into key bluechips after a long holiday. The Composite Index of 100 blue chip stocks ended at 927.85 points, up 13.84 points or 1.5 percent from last Friday's close. (AP Photo) **MALAYSIA OUT**

    Asian stocks slumped to a seven-week low Monday, following a fall in U.S. stocks last Friday, after data showed employment fell in February at its fastest rate in five years, heightening worries about the economy.

  • Asia Bleeds Red as Financials Get Slammed Friday, 7 Mar 2008 | 5:12 AM ET
    Stock investors watch stock movement at a stock exchange in Chengdu, China.

    Asian markets performed dismally Friday as fears of more credit-related losses hit financial shares and a record low U.S. dollar routed exporters. Japan, Australia and Hong Kong all closed over 3 percent lower. 

  • Asian Markets Climb, Japan Adds Over 1% Thursday, 6 Mar 2008 | 6:02 AM ET

    Asian markets rallied Thursday, with Japan and South Korea both finishing over 1 percent higher after more positive economic data out of the U.S. eased investor concerns over a global recession.

  • Asian Markets Drift Lower as Credit Fears Linger Wednesday, 5 Mar 2008 | 5:01 AM ET
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    Asian stocks had a shaky performance Wednesday with markets drifting back and forth for most of the session, but ending mainly lower as credit worries and fears over the health of the U.S. economy lingered.

  • Asian Stocks End Mostly Lower, Taiwan Gains Tuesday, 4 Mar 2008 | 5:13 AM ET
    A man uses his mobile phone in front of electronic stock boards at the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX Ltd.) headquarters in Sydney, Australia.

    Asian markets closed mostly lower Tuesday, having drifted in and out of negative territory during volatile trading. Japan closed flat, but Chinese stocks ended 2.3 percent in the red. Gold and platinum hovered at or near record highs.

  • Asian Stocks Get Hammered, Tokyo Loses 4.5% Monday, 3 Mar 2008 | 4:48 AM ET
    Stock investors watch stock movement at a stock exchange in Chengdu, China.

    Asian stocks bled into the afternoon Monday, with Tokyo the hardest hit market, closing 4.5 percent lower, burdened by growing fears about a U.S. recession and more writedowns in the financial sector.

  • Asian Markets Decline, Japan Closes 2% Lower Friday, 29 Feb 2008 | 5:09 AM ET

    Asian markets were heavily soldoff Friday, with the exception of Chinese stocks, as the specter of a U.S. recession haunted Asian investors as the U.S. dollar hit a three-year lower against the yen and gold and oil prices struck all-time highs.

  • Economic Concerns Drag on Asian Stocks Thursday, 28 Feb 2008 | 5:05 AM ET
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    Asian markets ended mostly lower Thursday as worries about the sickly U.S. economy were exacerbated by a falling dollar, which could prop up U.S. firms at the expense of Asia's exporters.

  • Asian Markets Rally, Japan Closes at Six-Week High Wednesday, 27 Feb 2008 | 5:22 AM ET

    Asian markets closed higher across the board Wednesday, marking a third straight session of gains. Hong Kong was the best performer, closing over 3 percent higher, and Japan ended over 1 percent up.

  • Asian Rally Fizzles Out, Japan Ends Weaker Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | 5:41 AM ET
    A man uses his mobile phone in front of electronic stock boards at the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX Ltd.) headquarters in Sydney, Australia.

    Asian stocks pulled back from an early rally to close broadly higher Tuesday. Japan ended weaker and South Korea closed flat. But Australia managed to hang on to its advance to finish in positive territory.

  • Financial Stocks Boost Asian Markets Monday, 25 Feb 2008 | 5:18 AM ET

    Asian markets rallied in the afternoon session Monday with financials stocks advancing on talks of a possible rescue plan for U.S. bond insurer Ambac. Japan surged 3 percent, but Shanghai shares slumped over 4 percent.  

  • Asian Markets Finish Lower on US Recession Fears Friday, 22 Feb 2008 | 5:31 AM ET

    Asian markets closed lower Friday, with investors spooked by fresh evidence that the U.S. economy is in recession. Japan and South Korea both closed 1 percent lower.

  • Asian Markets Rise on Hopes of Rate Cut Thursday, 21 Feb 2008 | 5:26 AM ET

    Most Asian markets made firm gains Thursday, as solid earnings and expectations of further U.S. interest rate cuts outweighed worries about inflation, even as oil hit a record high above $101 a barrel.

  • Asian Stocks Sink on Renewed Credit Fears Wednesday, 20 Feb 2008 | 4:49 AM ET

    Asian markets closed sharply lower Wednesday with Japan losing over 3 percent lower and both Australia and South Korea ending around 2 percent down.

  • Banks, Exporters Lift Asian Markets Tuesday, 19 Feb 2008 | 5:06 AM ET

    Asian stocks ended mostly in the green Tuesday as investors, sought undervalued bank shares and exporters that could gain from a modestly stronger U.S. dollar. Japan, South Korea and Australia all closed stronger.

  • Asian Markets End Mixed, Hong Kong Falls Monday, 18 Feb 2008 | 5:26 AM ET

    Asian stocks closed mixed Monday, as investors shrugged off a rash of weak economic indicators to keep most markets afloat. Japan and South Korea closed just a touch higher, which the Hong Kong market fell.

  • Asian Stocks End Mixed, Japan Flat Friday, 15 Feb 2008 | 5:40 AM ET
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    Asian stocks ended the week with a mixed session Friday, but off their earlier lows. Japan closed almost flat despite making sharp losses in the morning.  South Korea finished just slightly lower.

  • Asian Markets Power Higher, Japan Adds 4% Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | 5:14 AM ET

    Asian markets surged in the afternoon session, buoyed by a surprise increase in U.S. retail sales and unexpectedly strong growth figures for the Japanese economy. Both Tokyo and Seoul closed over 4 percent higher.