Asian stock markets staged a rebound on Wednesday, after Wall Street made a comeback from earlier session lows, helping U.S. indices end mostly flat after first falling more than 3 percent on growing questions about the stability of the European banking system.
Stocks erased most of their earlier losses in the final half-hour of trading Tuesday as materials and consumer discretionary stocks advanced.
Stocks are getting battered across-the-board yet again today, with all of the major U.S. stock indices down 2 percent as of this writing. The Dow is down over 1300 points, or 12 percent, from its recent April 23rd high.
Stock index futures pointed to a sharp decline Tuesday, while European and Asian shares dived as well, amid ongoing sovereign debt concerns and new worries about tensions between North and South Korea.
Asian stock markets tumbled on Tuesday, as worries that the euro zone's troubles might spread kept investors wary about holding riskier assets.
Most Asian indexes rose, as the Chinese market's strong performance offered support to its peers in the region but investors continued to keep a wary eye on the debt problems in the euro zone.
Asian stock markets suffered losses on Friday, with Tokyo and Taipei slumping 3 percent at one point, as persistent worries over the euro zone debt crisis and its negative impact on global economic growth sent investors heading for the exit.
Asian markets lost ground as political divisions in Europe and fears of more market regulation kept investors nervous and pressured stocks.
Asian stocks lost ground on Wednesday, as moves to toughen financial regulation in both the U.S. and Europe rattled markets and reduced the appetite for risk.
Most Asian indexes lost ground on Tuesday in a choppy session. A late turnaround in U.S. markets overnight when the dollar pulled back from a four-year high against the euro, failed to inspire investors as they remained wary of the problems in Europe.
Asian equities fell sharply on Monday, with the Shanghai Composite Index ending more than 5 percent lower, as concerns over the long-term health of the euro zone and weak U.S. earning forecasts dampened investor appetite for risk.
Asian stocks were under pressure on Friday, surrendering part of the prior session's rally, as investors remained skittish in the face of euro zone debt worries and doubts about the U.S. economic recovery.
Asian stocks logged impressive gains on Thursday, following the strong gains on Wall Street, after Spain outlined measures to cut its deficit, easing fears that the Greek debt crisis could spread in Europe.
Asian stocks ended mostly lower on Wednesday after the negative lead on Wall Street, as persistent worries about the eurozone's fiscal health continued to dampen market atmosphere.
Asian equities were mostly lower on Tuesday, as lingering doubts about how Greece and other debt-laden euro zone countries will reduce their budget deficits put the brakes on the impressive relief rally in global stocks seen on Monday.
Asian stock markets charged higher on Monday, led by Hong Kong and Sydney, following news that global policy makers unleashed a massive rescue package to contain the Greek debt crisis.
Asian stock markets fell on Friday, led by Tokyo's 3.1 percent drop, after U.S. stocks plunged more than 3 percent lower triggered by Europe's debt crisis gathered speed.
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Asian stock markets made gains on Thursday, following the positive lead on Wall Street overnight.