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Asia Markets Up, Down (Again)

Indexes rise after Wall St. rally and rate cut hopes, but fall on weak earnings reports

(Newser) - Markets across Asia rebounded today following a huge Wall Street rally and hopes of a drop in interest rates, but failed to hold on to some of their biggest gains as investors hedged against weak earnings reports from heavy hitters such as Panasonic and Sony, MarketWatch reports. Meanwhile, the Japanese... More »

Stocks Jump on Rate-Cut Hope

Strong opening on global rallies

(Newser) - Stocks shot up at the bell this morning, powered by rallies overseas and speculation that another Fed rate cut is coming down the pike. The Dow rose 239, while the S&P and Nasdaq saw 2.9% and 3.3% jumps respectively. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng in particular saw... More »

US Attempts a Very Chinese Bailout

Beijing blazed this trail in '98, and dependence more important now

(Newser) - Wondering how the bailout will work out? Look no further than China, David Ignatius writes in the Washington Post. Beijing test-piloted exactly this kind of strategy, doling out $15.1 billion to buy up companies gashed by the 1998 Hong Kong market crash. Now, he writes, the Chinese need to... More »

Asian Markets Plunge Again

Key indexes down across board amid continuing recession fears

(Newser) - Share prices tumbled in Asia again today amid fears of a US recession and a braking global economy, reports MarketWatch. The key Nikkei 225 Stock Average plummeted 10%, the Hang Seng Index dropped 7.6%, and the China Enterprises Index lost 9.9%. The MSCI Asian Pacific Index—set for... More »

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