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The Nikkei Is Inching Up

The weekend is over and Asian markets are open. China’s finance minister Lou Jiwei tried to stem concerns about the yuan depreciation, after some volatility last week, and downplay concerns about shadow banking, reports Bloomberg. Meanwhile, central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan signaled that China could grow between 7-8% GDP growth […]
The Nikkei Is Inching Up
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Asian Markets March Higher

Asian stocks are higher on Friday, following on the gains in the U.S. stock market on Thursday. Asian markets are getting a bit of a bounce after the recent rout we’ve seen on the back of the Fed’s moves to taper its monthly asset purchase program. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng […]
Asian Markets March Higher
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The Nikkei Is Sliding

Asian markets are down on Thursday. Japanese stocks are falling after the Nikkei ended up 1.9% on Wednesday. Chinese inflation cooled, with consumer prices up 2.5% on the year. Meanwhile, the Bank of Korea maintained its benchmark interest rate at 2.5%. Here’s a quick look at the markets: Japan’s Nikkei […]
The Nikkei Is Sliding
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China’s Stocks Fall And Japan Rallies

Asian markets are mostly down after the FOMC released minutes of its October meeting. The minutes showed that the Fed is planning to taper its $US85 billion monthly asset purchase program “in coming months.” And that the FOMC sees “several significant risks,” to the economy in the future. Chinese stocks […]
China’s Stocks Fall And Japan Rallies
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Asian Markets Slip

Asian markets are modestly lower on Thursday, as markets gear up for the European Central Bank’s meeting. Here’s a quick round-up: China’s Shanghai Composite is down 0.3% Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is down 0.5% Japan’s Nikkei is down 0.2% Korea’s KOSPI is up 0.1% Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 is down 0.4% […]
Asian Markets Slip
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Asian Markets Fall

Asian markets are mostly lower ahead of the HSBC Flash PMI number for China. Shanghai Composite futures are down. Meanwhile, after the rise in money market rates on Wednesday, Bloomberg cites a trader saying the People’s Bank of China would skip open market operations, raising questions about whether money market […]
Asian Markets Fall
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Asian Markets Are Up

[credit provider=”Jakob E via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/jakobesben/2431770167/”] Asian markets have opened modestly higher, after the S&P 500 ended its 8-day winning streak.The Nikkei is modestly higher. Remember it has been up after Shinzo Abe came to power on promises of more aggressive stimulus policies.
Asian Markets Are Up
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Markets Are Falling In Asia

[credit provider=”stati.gram/makope0111″ url=”http://statigr.am/p/304954596023544573_27476737″] BANGKOK (AP) — Lack of progress in negotiations for a deal to avoid a U.S. budget crisis before a January deadline sent Asian stock markets lower on Wednesday.President Barack Obama and U.S. lawmakers have until Jan. 1 to reach a deal to trim the country’s unwieldy deficit. […]
Markets Are Falling In Asia
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Markets Are Falling All Across Asia

[credit provider=”Atreyu142 via YouTube” url=”and%20lowered%20its%202012%20S&P%20500%20earnings%20estimates%20to%20$103.50,%20from%20$105″] Asian stocks are down for the fourth day.The Nikkei was in the green after the yen weakened on hopes of stimulus, but is seeing a sell-off now.
Markets Are Falling All Across Asia
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China’s Back From A Week-Long Holiday, And Stocks Are Down In Asia

[credit provider=”A Hundred Books, a Thousand Miles” url=”http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_5okHcusdUEY/Ra-GdNZqksI/AAAAAAAAAAc/ArVv5EjBwB0/s400/shanghai+043.jpg”] The weekend is over.  And for China, a week long holiday is over. China’s Shanghai Composite is down 0.2% early in the trading session.Early reports show that this year’s Golden Week holiday was much bigger for tourism and sales than last year’s. […]
China’s Back From A Week-Long Holiday, And Stocks Are Down In Asia
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Markets Are Down In Asia

[credit provider=”Flickr/RaeleneG” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/raes_antics/5394247879/”] Sept. 11 (Bloomberg) — Asian stocks snapped a three-day advance, while metals and oil fell as concerns grew Europe will fail to contain its debt crisis and China’s economic slowdown is deepening.The MSCI Asia Pacific Index declined 0.6 per cent as of 11:08 a.m. in Tokyo. Standard […]
Markets Are Down In Asia
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Asian Markets Are Modestly Higher

[credit provider=”nubakos via YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_TXEEgNiWE”] Asian markets are trading modestly higher on expectations that the Fed will announce QE3, and on reports that Europe might take steps to stem the region’s sovereign debt crisis.Markets are also up after the Dow Jones index ended up.
Asian Markets Are Modestly Higher
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Nikkei Dives As The Yen Strengthens

[credit provider=”Adam Pretty/Getty Images” url=”http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/mai-nakagawa-of-japan-competes-in-the-womens-10m-platform-news-photo/107141609″] The Nikkei is looking at a fourth straight session of losses after poor earnings announcements from the U.S. and after the yen strengthened against the euro and the dollar.Asian markets are also taking a hit on concerns that Greece will need more debt restructuring which […]
Nikkei Dives As The Yen Strengthens
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Asian Markets Are Mixed

[credit provider=”Feng Li/Getty Images” url=”http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/performer-plays-the-role-of-the-emperor-during-a-re-news-photo/96647767″] Update [10:48 pm ET] Australian and Korean stocks have made some gains and are now up 0.13 per cent and 0.33 per cent respectively.
Asian Markets Are Mixed
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Asian Markets Rally In Early Trade, Nikkei Up 0.5%

[credit provider=”Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images”] Asian markets have opened largely in positive territory, led by Japan’s Nikkei which is up roughly 0.5 per cent, or 42 points.The Australian S&P/ASX is also higher after the first few hours of trade, advancing some 0.4 per cent.
Asian Markets Rally In Early Trade, Nikkei Up 0.5%
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Asian Markets Are Mixed Ahead Of The EU Summit

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SeesawCorp1057.jpg”] Japanese stocks are trading modestly lower ahead of the EU summit set to begin on Thursday and because of a stronger yen.Meanwhile, Australian stocks opened higher following the rally in U.S. markets.
Asian Markets Are Mixed Ahead Of The EU Summit
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Markets Are Selling Off In Asia

[credit provider=”Jay Yarow/Business Insider”] BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stock markets fell Tuesday, a day after Spain formally requested help to rescue its ailing banks and investors lost hope that an upcoming summit of European leaders would yield meaningful results.Investors already worried about an economic slowdown in the U.S. and China […]
Markets Are Selling Off In Asia
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Asian Markets Are Slipping On Concerns About Europe

[credit provider=”Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images” url=”http://www.marketwatch.com/story/japan-stocks-fall-as-stronger-yen-hits-exporters-2012-06-18″] Asian markets rallied after the weekend’s Greek elections, but the market respite is fading.With yields on Spanish 10-year bonds surging, Asian stock markets have started trading lower.
Asian Markets Are Slipping On Concerns About Europe
Strategy

This Is Vans’ Ambitious Plan To Take Over The Action Sports World

[credit provider=”Autoria propia/Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Skateboard_1613.jpg”] Vans, the shoe and clothing company marketed at the action sports crowd, has some really ambitious plans for growth.The brand recently announced in an investor meeting that it’s looking to add $1 billion in revenue by 2016. It currently rakes in about $1.2 billion annually.
This Is Vans’ Ambitious Plan To Take Over The Action Sports World
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Markets Are Sinking In Asia

[credit provider=”AP”] BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stock markets fell Friday as strong U.S. company earnings failed to calm investor nerves in the face of economic reports that suggest the world’s No. 1 economy is struggling to maintain its recovery.Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 index dropped 0.4 per cent to 9,548.14, a day […]
Markets Are Sinking In Asia
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BOOM: Markets Are Surging In Asia, Nikkei Up 1.6%

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Korean_dance-Grand_Drum_Ensemble-02.jpghttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Korean_dance-Samgomu_Ogomu-02.jpg”] Markets are booming early in the Asian trading session.Japan’s Nikkei is up 1.6%.
BOOM: Markets Are Surging In Asia, Nikkei Up 1.6%
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Japan’s Retail Sales Jump 3.5%, But Markets Slip

[credit provider=”Karlee Weinmann, Business Insider”] Retail sales in Japan jumped 3.5 per cent year-over-year.  Economists were looking for a modest increase of 1.4 per cent.However, markets are lower following Wednesday’s U.S. market sell-off, which was triggered by disappointing durable goods orders.
Japan’s Retail Sales Jump 3.5%, But Markets Slip
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Markets Are Sliding In Asia

[credit provider=”AP Images” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=k&kw=china%20bond&showact=results&sort=relevance&intv=None&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1331309930&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=edcf2d4b2de048fca59374255ffe1773&dbm=PY2009&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday amid concerns Chinese economic growth could slow more than expected this year.Trading volume was low because Japan’s markets were closed for a national holiday.
Markets Are Sliding In Asia
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Markets Are Exploding Higher In Asia

[credit provider=”Flickr/Sean Choe” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/bogomo/5968607852/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] Asia is extending the global market rally.Japan’s Nikkei is up 1.8%.
Markets Are Exploding Higher In Asia
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Markets Jump In Asia Ahead Of BoJ And Federal Reserve Meetings

[credit provider=”AP”] BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Tuesday, shaking off a mixed day on Wall Street and slowing growth in China as investors looked ahead to meetings of the U.S. Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan.The yen’s continued retreat from record highs against the U.S. dollar boosted Japan’s […]
Markets Jump In Asia Ahead Of BoJ And Federal Reserve Meetings
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Markets Are Sliding In Asia

[credit provider=”KayVee.INC via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/kayveeinc/4094923018/”] BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stock markets fell Monday after China’s trade figures underlined a slowdown in the world’s No. 2 economy.Benchmark oil remained above $106 per barrel while the dollar rose against the euro but fell against the yen.
Markets Are Sliding In Asia
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Asian Stocks Move Higher As Japan’s Economy Shrinks Less Than Expected

[credit provider=”Feng Li/ Getty Images “] Asian stocks are surging after Japan’s economy shrank just 0.7 per cent year-over-year in the fourth quarter, beating expectations of a 2.3 per cent decline. Stocks were also boosted by an improvement in U.S. employment, and on reports that Greek bond swap participation was […]
Asian Stocks Move Higher As Japan’s Economy Shrinks Less Than Expected
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Markets Are Diving In Asia, Japanese Exporters Are Tanking

[credit provider=”AP Images” url=”http://www.apimages.com/secured_user/Download.aspx?st=dl&id=6b2232addde040c98f2b5910fd5bd505&isgb=false”] Asian markets are selling off sharply early in the trading session.  Big Japanese exporters are leading the way down.  Sony, Mazda, and Toyota are among stocks down by more than 2 per cent.Japan’s Nikkei is down 0.9%.
Markets Are Diving In Asia, Japanese Exporters Are Tanking
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Markets Are Surging In Asia

[credit provider=”Peter Stanik / Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/peterstanik/421706631/”] Asian stocks are mostly higher early in the Asian trading session with some weakness in Hong Kong and China.Japan’s Nikkei is up 1.2%.
Markets Are Surging In Asia
Lifestyle

China Will Ban Government Officials From Buying The Fancy Foreign Cars They Love

[credit provider=”mldk via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/mldk/2086405849/sizes/o/in/photostream/”] China is planning to pass a rule that would require government officials to stick to purchasing locally made cars, according to the Wall Street Journal.The “Buy China” rule comes after slowed growth and greater competition in the market, which poses a problem for the local […]
China Will Ban Government Officials From Buying The Fancy Foreign Cars They Love
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For The First Time, A Chinese Architect Has Won The Prestigious Pritzker Prize

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons/RomainMilan” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mus%C3%A9e_Ningbo.jpg”] Wang Shu, a Chinese architect known for his ancient-meets-modern designs, is the latest winner of the 2012 Pritzker Architecture Prize, according to Architectural Record.He is the first Chinese recipient to receive the award–a bronze medal and $100,000.
For The First Time, A Chinese Architect Has Won The Prestigious Pritzker Prize
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Badass: The Treasury Just Froze Two Deadly Yakuza Godfathers’ US Assets

[credit provider=”flickr: elmimmo” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/elmimmo/635611644/”] It’s not like this should be shocking news, it’s just totally awesome, and definitely not a story you get to read every day.Reuters reports that the Obama Administration has barred two Yakuza godfathers from trading in the U.S. That means that any U.S. held assets belonging […]
Badass: The Treasury Just Froze Two Deadly Yakuza Godfathers’ US Assets
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Markets Fall In Asia As Greece Remains In Limbo

[credit provider=”Jay Yarow/Business Insider”] BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Thursday, following Europe and Wall Street down amid growing fears the latest deal to resolve Greece’s debts is faltering.Tokyo’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index shed 0.2 per cent to 9,238.63 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was off 0.8 […]
Markets Fall In Asia As Greece Remains In Limbo
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Markets Rally In Asia After Eurozone Leaders Stall On Greek Talks

[credit provider=”Jay Yarow/Business Insider”] Asian markets are up early in the Wednesday trading session.  This comes after European leaders announced new delays in for Greek debt crisis talks.  Yet somehow, U.S. markets staged a late rally to close flat for the day.Japan’s Nikkei is up 0.9%.
Markets Rally In Asia After Eurozone Leaders Stall On Greek Talks
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Markets Are Inching Lower In Asia

[credit provider=”blentley” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/blentley/3097731514/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] There hasn’t been any major news since U.S. markets closed and Asian markets opened for trading.Japan’s Nikkei is down 0.1%.
Markets Are Inching Lower In Asia