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  • Asian Stocks End Lower on Economic Concerns Thursday, 3 Jan 2008 | 5:12 AM ET

    Asian stock indexes finished lower across the board Thursday, with the exception of the Shanghai Composite Index, as investors were spooked by the surprise contraction in U.S. manufacturing, and the impact of record oil prices on global growth.

  • Asian Stocks Close Lower on US Worries Wednesday, 2 Jan 2008 | 4:20 AM ET

    Asian markets kicked off the new year under pressure on worries about a slowing global economy. But oil and gold prices continued to edge higher approaching record highs.

  • Asian Stocks Close Higher, Pakistan Falls Monday, 31 Dec 2007 | 5:46 AM ET

    Asian stocks were mostly higher Monday in thin holiday trading, with most investors away to usher in the new year. But Pakistan's shares slid in its first reaction to the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto whose death last week plunged the country into one of its deepest crises.

  • Asian Shares End Lower, Rattled by Bhutto Friday, 28 Dec 2007 | 6:18 AM ET
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    Most Asian markets closed lower Friday  as investors were rattled by the assassination of Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, and data pointed to continuing economic weakness in the United States.

  • Asian Markets Close Mixed, Japan Ends Down Thursday, 27 Dec 2007 | 4:13 AM ET
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    Asian closed mixed, with some boosted by resources companies such as BHP Billiton as oil and commodities prices firmed. But Tokyo closed down, staying on course to end the year as the world's worst performing major stock market.

  • Asian Markets Are Mixed, Japan Closes Higher Wednesday, 26 Dec 2007 | 1:34 AM ET
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    Asian stocks were mostly higher in the afternoon session Wednesday. Trade was thin as many investors were away for Christmas holidays. Japan closed higher be South Korea declined. Other Asian markets including Australia and Hong Kong were shut, and many markets in Europe will also be closed.

  • Tokyo Stocks Hit Two-Week Closing High in Thin Trade Tuesday, 25 Dec 2007 | 1:32 AM ET
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    Japanese stocks closed at their highest in nearly two weeks Tuesday as investors picked up recently pressured shares such as Sony, encouraged by a softening yen and after news from Merrill Lynch prompted a rally on Wall Street.

  • Asian Markets Rise, Sydney and Seoul Close Stronger Monday, 24 Dec 2007 | 1:18 AM ET
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    Asian markets rallied on the Christmas Eve Monday, lifted by technology and bank stocks as stronger-than-expected U.S. consumer spending calmed fears the world's top economy was heading into a recession.

  • Asian Markets End Higher, Tech Lifts Friday, 21 Dec 2007 | 5:03 AM ET

    Asian markets closed higher across the board Friday, having got a lift from technology stocks and year-end program buying by funds. Most of the major indexes finished over 1 percent higher, while the Hang Seng gained 2.3 percent.

  • Asian Markets End Mixed, China Gains Thursday, 20 Dec 2007 | 4:59 AM ET
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    Asian markets closed mixed Thursday with Australia slipping into the red after initially rising in the morning and South Korea paring back gains to trade flat. But Chinese shares managed to move higher with property stocks on the advance.

  • Asian Markets End Mixed, Rally Cools Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | 5:34 AM ET
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    Asian stocks were mixed in the afternoon session Wednesday, as markets failed to sustain an earlier recovery. Japan shed 1 percent despite spending most of the session in positive territory. Australia also closed lower.

  • Asian Markets Seesaw in Volatile Trading Tuesday, 18 Dec 2007 | 5:27 AM ET
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    Asian stocks seesawed in volatile trade Tuesday with financial counters and exporters taking a roller-coaster ride.  Japan closed slightly lower though the market was well over 1 percent lower at one point. South Korea finished the session up 1.2 percent.

  • Asian Markets End Lower on US Inflation Worries Monday, 17 Dec 2007 | 5:18 AM ET
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    Asian markets were sharply lower at the end of trading Monday, with most of the benchmark indexes over 3 percent down at the close. Financial stocks sank as rising U.S. inflation lessened expectations for rate cuts in the world's biggest economy.

  • Asian Markets End Lower on Credit Fears Friday, 14 Dec 2007 | 5:14 AM ET
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    A credit ratings downgrade for U.S. banking giant Citigroup sent Asian financial stocks lower Friday, while the yen sagged after Japanese business sentiment dropped to two-year lows.

  • Asian Markets End Lower on Credit Fears Thursday, 13 Dec 2007 | 5:25 AM ET
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    Skepticism about plans by major central banks to tackle tight credit conditions kept Asian stocks subdued Thursday, with all of the benchmark indexes marking a loss for the day.

  • Asian Markets Close Lower, Fed Disappoints Wednesday, 12 Dec 2007 | 4:54 AM ET
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    Asian markets closed mostly lower Tuesday, after the U.S. Federal Reserve's decision to cut interest rates failed to shore-up investor confidence. South Korean and Australian markets managed to finish slightly higher, however.

  • Asian Markets End Higher Ahead of Fed Decision Tuesday, 11 Dec 2007 | 4:58 AM ET
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    Asian markets ended firmly in the green Tuesday in the run up to an interest-rate decision in the U.S. and following a Wall Street rally Monday as credit concerns eased. 

  • Asian Markets End Lower, Shanghai Gains Tuesday, 11 Dec 2007 | 1:30 AM ET

    Asian markets ended mostly lower Monday as caution prevailed ahead of a U.S. central bank policy meeting due early this week. Japan closed a touch lower, but South Korea shed almost 1.4 percent.

  • Asian Markets End Higher, Hong Kong Slumps Friday, 7 Dec 2007 | 5:16 AM ET
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    Asian markets finished mostly higher Friday, as worries about a U.S. recession eased after American President George W. Bush unveiled plans aimed at stemming U.S. home-loan foreclosures. Japan closed at a four-week high, but Hong Kong and South Korea finished firmly in the red.

  • Asian Markets End Mostly Higher, US Fears Ease Thursday, 6 Dec 2007 | 5:09 AM ET
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    Asian markets closed mostly higher Thursday, as investors were cheered by upbeat U.S. data. Australia, South Korea and Japan all finished higher, but Singapore and China slipped into the red.