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  • Stock investors watch stock movement at a stock exchange in Chengdu, China.

    Trading proved volatile in the afternoon Asia session Tuesday with markets see-sawing and in out of the black.  Australia and South Korea ended lower, but a late turnaround pushed Japanese stocks out of the red with the Nikkei closing 1.1 percent higher.

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    Asian markets closed mostly lower Monday with investors selling stocks on U.S. economic concerns amid a lack of market-moving factors. Japan and South Korea both finished lower after initial gains during the morning session.

  • Asian markets closed sharply down Friday, amid renewed worries about the health of the U.S. economy and the effects of the credit crunch on the broader global economy. Japan, South Korea and Australia all declined.

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    Asian markets closed lower Thursday, with investors selling ahead of key U.S. October consumer inflation data due later today. Japan, South Korea and Australia all finished lower despite trading higher throughout most of the session.

  • The World Bank on Thursday lifted its economic growth estimate for East Asia this year by a full percentage point after an unexpected strong spurt in China's growth in the first half of 2007.

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    Asian markets rebounded after four straight sessions of losses, with some markets climbing nearly 5 percent as investors picked up financials and other battered stocks.

  • Asian markets closed mixed Tuesday, with Japan ending weaker for an eight consecutive session. But South Korea and Australia managed to eke out gains after weaving in and out of negative territory throughout the day.

  • Stock investors watch stock movement at a stock exchange in Chengdu, China.

    Asian markets closed sharply down Monday, with investors dumping stocks and seeking safer bets after more evidence that U.S. subprime-mortgage related woes continue to feed into the global banking sector and economy. Japan and South Korea closed sharply lower, with today's losses wiping out all of the Nikkei's gains for 2007.

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    Asian markets closed mixed, with stocks under pressure as the U.S. dollar slumped to a record low against the euro in the afternoon session Friday. Japan shed over 1 percent but South Korea and Australia both finished higher.

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    Asian markets closed deep in the red Thursday as investors dumped financial shares on credit fears. Japan finished 2 percent lower and South Korea shed 3.1 percent.

  • Stock investors watch stock movement at a stock exchange in Chengdu, China.

    Asian Markets closed mixed, with Japan ending weaker after spending most the session in positive territory. South Korea and Australia though finished stronger with Seoul gaining almost 2 percent.

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    Asian stocks closed sharply lower Monday, pulled down by the financial sector, with fears that the credit crisis is still in full swing returning.

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    In a web-only video clip, CNBC's Becky Quick tells Managing Editor Tyler Mathisen what she learned during her whirlwind tour of Asia last week with Warren Buffett, including one of his daily habits that helps make him a great investor.

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    Markets in Asia closed weaker Friday, with financial stocks declining around the region on credit concerns after brokerages downgraded U.S. banking giants Citigroup and Bank of America.

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    Asian markets retreated in late afternoon trading, closing mixed after rallying earlier in the session following the Federal Reserve's interest rate cut.

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    Asian markets finished mostly higher with South Korea closing at a new record and Japan edging higher right at the end of the trading session. But most investors stayed on the sidelines ahead of the Federal Reserve's decision on U.S. interest rates, due well after regional market's close. 

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    Asian markets closed mostly lower Tuesday, with Japan, South Korea and Australia ending down as investors held back ahead of a U.S. Federal Reserve policy-setting meeting that is expected to cut interest rates.

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    CNBC's Becky Quick traveled exclusively with Warren Buffett on a whirlwind tour of China and South Korea.  In this report, she explains what lured Buffett away from home base in Omaha to make the big trip. That's followed by an interview with Buffett-watcher Whitney Tilson, to examine how to think and invest like Warren Buffett.

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    CNBC's Becky Quick traveled exclusively with Warren Buffett on a whirlwind tour of China and South Korea.  All this morning on Squawk Box, she is reporting in-depth on the trip and what it tells us about Buffett's investment philosophy.  In this excerpt from an interview with Buffett while he and Becky were flying to China, he talks about the prospects for his investment in that country and why the Chinese people should be petitioning to get one particular Berkshire Hathaway product.