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  • Asian stocks outside Japan edged up on Monday, with demand for commodity-related shares offsetting the steep drop in Japanese markets following a massive earthquake and tsunami.

  • Nikkei futures tumbled on Friday after a massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake hit northeast Japan, causing many injuries.

  • Asian shares opened lower on Thursday following declines in the overnight U.S. session. A sell-off in chip stocks hurt tech counters in South Korea, while a decline in commodities weighed on Australia's commodity heavy index.

  • From country to country around the world, people’s relationship with alcohol varies greatly. In some places it serves as a point of national identity, and in others it has become detrimental to a country's overall health. Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) released on the global status of alcohol, in order to help countries combat the harmful use of alcohol and avoid negative health and social consequences. Along with data on estimated cost of alcohol abuse, drinking ages and drunk-dr

    Around the world, people’s relationship with alcohol varies greatly. In some places it is a point of national identity, in others it has become detrimental to a country's overall health.

  • Stocks in Japan and South Korea opened higher on Wednesday, helped by an overnight rally on Wall Street.

  • Asian stocks rose on Tuesday but gains were limited as investors worried higher energy prices could stunt the global economic recovery. 

  • Asian stocks fell on Monday, as fears of more turmoil in the Middle East and higher oil prices overshadowed solid U.S. payroll data.

  • Asian stocks rose on Friday, responding to growing confidence in the U.S. economic outlook, which fueled a rally on Wall Street and sent commodity prices higher.

  • Asian stocks edged higher on Thursday, as gains on Wall Street lifted sentiment and offset worries about surging oil prices due to turmoil in the Middle East.

  • Asian stocks fell on Wednesday, with declines on Wall Street and continued rises in crude oil prices dampening investor sentiment and weighing on issues that are sensitive to energy prices.

  • Emerging-market Asian currencies were on a tear in 2010, but sentiment has shifted dramatically this year. Citi's Johanna Chua explains why the negativism is overdone in some cases, and where currency investors could do well now.

  • Asian stocks rose on Tuesday, tracking U.S. shares which gained on optimistic remarks from influential investor Warren Buffett, while Chinese manufacturing growth slowed to a six-month low. 

  • With oil prices higher and North Korea issuing more threats, the outlook for the South Korean won is less than great, this FX expert says. 

  • Asian shares rose on Monday as financial shares clawed back some of last week's losses and higher oil prices buoyed energy stocks, but gains were capped by fears of futher outflows from emerging equities to developed markets. 

  • Asian stocks traded higher as oil backed off from $120 a barrel on rumors Libya's Muammar Gaddafi had been shot, prompting a corresponding recovery in U.S. equities the day before.

  • The safe-haven Swiss franc touched record levels, but Asian currencies are broadly lower over worries about oil prices and supply. Your daily FX Fix, right here.

  • Asian stocks weakened after Wall Street extended losses as violence in Libya prompted a spike in oil prices.

  • Asian stocks fell for a second day as investors pull out from riskier assets, with turmoil in Libya driving crude oil prices to 30-month highs and sparking worry of slower global growth.

  • Japan's Nikkei average fell 2 percent on Tuesday, away from 9-1/2-month highs and its first decline in seven days, as turmoil in the Middle East triggered profit-taking in blue-chip shares.

  • There are strong signs of a property bubble in Asia, with Australia, Taiwan and Korea looking the most overvalued, Erik Lueth, Senior Regional Economist at RBS Global Banking and Markets told CNBC on Tuesday.