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  • Asian markets ended mixed on Friday as investors stayed cautious ahead of the U.S. nonfarm payrolls report.

  • Japanese shares rallied on Thursday as investors snapped up shares of Japanese exporters after the dollar hit two-week highs against the yen, but markets elsewhere in Asia were more subdued ahead of the influential U.S. non-farm payrolls report. 

  • Asian markets closed mixed on Wednesday following a broad commodities selloff but losses were limited as stronger-than expected U.S. factory data lent support.

  • Japanese stocks led Asian equities higher on Tuesday, climbing to their highest since May, with investors betting the improving U.S. recovery may be reflected in jobs data later in the week.

  • South Korean shares stole the limelight on the first trading day of 2011 as the KOSPI rose nearly 1 percent to end at a record closing high. But volume was thin overall with many major markets closed for a public holiday.

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    China's stocks may have staged a strong comeback in recent months, but analysts see further upside ahead.

  • Tim Seymour, founder of EmergingMoney.com, talks US stocks that are getting into emerging markets around the world.

  • The "Fast Money" traders give their calls on Oracle, Hewlett-Packard, IBM and more.

  • How can investors capitalize on China’s growth? Jamie Cox, managing partner at Harris Financial Group, and Mike Holland, chairman at Holland & Company, shared their best plays.

  • Chinese workers assemble electronic components at the Taiwanese technology giant Foxconn's factory in Shenzhen.

    Labor protests that have forced shutdowns at overseas-owned factories in China have spread beyond the country’s southern industrial heartland, posing a dangerous new challenge for Beijing. The FT reports.

  • The Foxconn factory in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province of China.

    Foxconn has announced fundamental changes to the way it relates to its workers by abandoning the model of running big ”factory towns” that has long underpinned Taiwanese and Hong Kong investment into China. The FT reports

  • Apple , Dell  and Hewlett-Packard on Wednesday said they were investigating working conditions at Foxconn after a series of suicides at the contract electronics manufacturer’s main plant in southern China.

  • Markets opened lower for a third straight session on Thursday amid worries about the European debt crisis. Where should investors look to put their money? Mike Holland, chairman of Holland & Company and Sarat Sethi, partner and portfolio manager at Douglas C. Lane & Associates shared their insights.

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    American International Group could learn the fate of the stalled $2.2 billion sale of its Taiwan unit Nan Shan Life Insurance as early as Thursday, when Taiwan's parliament will review a report on the deal from the top financial regulator.

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    The Taiwanese employer of a young Chinese man who killed himself after being interrogated over a missing iPhone prototype has agreed to pay compensation to his family, a company official said Tuesday.

  • With the world focused on the upcoming meeting of the G8, it could be a good time to consider trading outside our borders.

  • Investors are wondering how the G8 meeting this week in Italy will impact markets around the world. What must you know?

  • You’ve heard that global growth could be on the brink of exploding, but which ETFs are best for trading the trend?

  • Futures weakened a bit as initial jobless claims came in slightly higher than consensus.

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    Federal regulators have won a court order freezing the assets of financier Danny Pang, whom they accuse of defrauding investors of hundreds of millions of dollars.