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  1. March 8, 2013

    Shares rise after strong US jobs data

    Friday 21:30 GMT. Global stocks have ended the week at fresh 4½-year highs as strong US jobs data added to investor optimism...

  2. February 25, 2013

    Global sell-off on fears of Italian instability

    Monday 22:15 GMT. Global stock markets sold off, with the S&P 500 recording its biggest one-day drop since November as...

  1. October 26, 2012

    Earnings and China fund woes hit Asia stocks

    Asian stocks fell sharply on Friday as earnings disappointments weighed and data showed weak quarterly performances for...

  2. July 19, 2012

    Tech boost for Asian equity markets

    Asian stocks made strong progress on Thursday, boosted by overnight gains on Wall Street thanks to robust earnings from...

  3. April 16, 2012

    Financials lead Asian equity market fall

    Asian shares dropped, tracking sharp declines in US and European stocks on Friday, after a jump in Spanish borrowing costs...

  4. April 16, 2012

    Corporate profits bolster equity bulls

    Friday 21.50 BST. Stocks pared gains late in the day, as confidence appeared to recede during the afternoon, but global...

  5. March 16, 2012

    Profit-taking leaves Asian rally on pause

    Asian shares took a breather as investors pocketed profits from the recent rally, but Tokyo’s rebound continued even though...

  6. February 29, 2012

    Nikkei Average has best February in 21 years

    Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 Average enjoyed its best February in more than two decades thanks to a run of forecast-beating domestic...

  7. February 24, 2012

    Japan probes asset managers after AIJ loss

    Japan’s financial regulator will inspect Japan’s 263 asset managers in the widest probe of the industry in recent years,...

  8. February 20, 2012

    Tokyo’s Nikkei leads Asian equity rally

    Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 Average led Asian markets higher as sentiment towards export stocks was lifted by the yen weakening to a...

  9. February 16, 2012

    Asian stocks drop on eurozone impasse

    Asian stocks fell amid growing concerns over delays in Greece’s €130bn bail-out while Australian shares were pulled lower by...

  10. January 30, 2012

    China property lower as Asian shares fall

    Asian shares started the week softer ahead of a European summit on the region’s debt crisis and after fourth-quarter GDP...

  11. January 19, 2012

    Financials and techs lead Asia higher

    Asian shares were higher as financial groups gained ground following stronger-than-expected fourth-quarter results from US...

  12. December 22, 2011

    Asian techs slip after Oracle disappointment

    Asian shares drifted lower as investors remained worried that Europe’s debt crisis would not be resolved in the near future....

  13. December 5, 2011

    European summit doubts hit Asian stocks

    Friday 04:00 GMT. Asian stocks dropped on growing doubts that European leaders could come up with a convincing plan to...

  14. September 8, 2011

    Asia indices climb on US stimulus hopes

    Asian stocks extended gains amid increasing expectations of further US stimulus measures but the Hong Kong and Chinese...

  15. August 17, 2011

    Tech losses leave Tokyo and Taipei lower

    Tumbles for technology shares pushed indices in Tokyo and Taipei lower after a downbeat outlook from US computer...

  16. July 28, 2011

    Nikkei closes below 10,000 as exporters suffer

    Asian markets fell for a third consecutive session on Thursday, as weak US economic data soured sentiment further, adding to...

  17. July 14, 2011

    Tokyo’s export stocks hit by rising yen

    Shares in Japanese exporters suffered on Thursday on concerns about the effect on profitability of the advancing yen. In...

  18. April 28, 2011

    Nikkei 225 hits post-earthquake high

    Tokyo stocks reached their best level on Thursday since last month’s devastating earthquake and tsunami, as the trend for...

  19. April 22, 2011

    Asian tech gains ease China rate concerns

    A strong weekly performance for Asian stocks came courtesy of the region’s technology sector following robust earnings...

  20. April 19, 2011

    Asian stocks hit after S&P’s US warning

    Sovereign debt issues that have plagued European markets for several months took a turn for worse, hitting Asia’s main...

  21. April 4, 2011

    Bid activity helps lift Asian equity markets

    Asian shares received a lift as Friday’s positive US jobs report bolstered confidence in the global economic recovery while...

  22. March 22, 2011

    Nikkei makes strong gains

    Tokyo stocks soared as traders returned from a public holiday in ebullient mood as encouraging signs that engineers were...

  23. March 3, 2011

    Carmakers boost Seoul after strong sales figures

    Seoul surged to its best performance in 17 months, breaking a six-session run of losses as investors picked up oversold...

  24. December 6, 2010

    US stocks edge lower despite deal activity

    Deal activity and changes at the top of Pfizer and Kellogg failed to stop US stocks following global markets slightly lower....

  25. December 2, 2010

    Asian stocks mirror overseas rally

    The region’s stock markets enjoyed a strong session amid optimism about the global economic recovery and hopes that European...

  26. October 29, 2010

    Earnings worries depress Asian equities

    Asian stocks ended the week on a softer note as discouraging economic and corporate news added to nervousness ahead of what...

  27. October 7, 2010

    Investors in Asia step back ahead of US data

    Weakness for key technology stocks left most Asian markets struggling to find a clear direction as caution set in ahead of...

  28. September 24, 2010

    Asian stocks drop amid fresh recovery fears

    Asian stocks edged forward to a fourth successive weekly gain as Mumbai equities powered through the 20,000 level but Tokyo...

  29. August 9, 2010

    Asian equities boosted by Fed intervention hopes

    Most of the region’s major stock markets gained ground on Monday amid speculation that the Federal Reserve would unveil...

  30. July 28, 2010

    Canon gives impetus to regional rally

    Tokyo led a region-wide equity rally on Wednesday as mounting optimism over corporate earnings bolstered investor...

  31. July 14, 2010

    Intel results power Asian stocks

    Powerful gains for technology stocks drove Asian equity markets higher on Wednesday as investors took heart from encouraging...

  32. July 8, 2010

    Japanese stocks make best gain for a month

    Japanese stocks surged to their best daily gains in more than a month as investor sentiment turned positive following a...

  33. June 16, 2010

    Growth hopes buoy chip makers

    Asian stocks advanced for a fifth session on Wednesday with electronics makers and resource stocks leading the pack as...

  34. June 15, 2010

    Tech stocks drive rally as Tokyo climbs

    Strong technology stocks drove a broad rally in Asian markets yesterday as last week's positive US consumer sentiment data...

  35. June 14, 2010

    Asian shares rise to one-month high

    Strong technology stocks drove a broad rally in Asian markets on Monday as last week’s positive US consumer sentiment data...

  36. May 26, 2010

    Asian stocks up from ten-month lows

    Asian stock markets staged a modest bounce on Wednesday from the ten-month lows hit in the previous session although the...

  37. May 13, 2010

    Earnings cheer ensures positive Asian session

    Further good news on the earnings front and an easing of concerns about eurozone sovereign debt helped push most Asian stock...

  38. May 7, 2010

    Japan stocks pare losses after 4% fall

    TOKYO, May 7 – Japan’s Nikkei average pared losses after falling more than 4 per cent to a two-month low on Friday, with...

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