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Asian Stocks Rocket on New Stimulus Plans

Nikkei jumps 5.2%, Europe opens up

(Newser) - Asian markets followed the third straight rally on Wall Street with a major bull run today as new stimulus packages in China and Japan and good news from Bank of America sent stocks soaring. In Tokyo the Nikkei closed up 5.2%, while a late surge in Hong Kong boosted...

Asia, Europe Follow US Rally
 Asia, Europe 
 Follow US Rally 
MARKETS

Asia, Europe Follow US Rally

Nikkei posts biggest gain in 6 weeks

(Newser) - Yesterday's big day on Wall Street sparked a bull run on Asian markets today, with the Nikkei posting its biggest rise in 6 weeks, Reuters reports. The Tokyo exchange surged 4.6% off a 26-year closing low, with Toshiba and other tech stocks leading advances. Markets in Europe opened down...

Japan, Help Us Wrestle the World's Problems
Japan, Help Us Wrestle
the World's Problems
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Japan, Help Us Wrestle the World's Problems

(Newser) - Japan's economic collapse in the 1990s and its decades of US dependence have left the nation rather timid, Christian Caryl writes in Newsweek. But its strong economy, bold environmental moves, and likely change of government this year will leave it poised to help the world. “The only trick now,...

Obama Plan Boosts World Stocks
 Obama Plan Boosts 
 World Stocks 
MARKETS

Obama Plan Boosts World Stocks

Asia, Europe soar on multibillion infrastructure proposals

(Newser) - Asian and European stocks advanced substantially today amid hopes that Barack Obama's proposed US stimulus package could pull the world out of an economic dive. In Hong Kong the Hang Seng shot up 7.5%, while in Tokyo the Nikkei closed up 5.2%.  Stock exchanges in London, Paris...

Asian Stocks Hammered, Europe Opens Down

Nikkei and Hang Seng plunge on grim economic figures

(Newser) - Stocks in Asia plummeted again today as further economic data from Japan and the US spooked investors. In Tokyo the Nikkei dove nearly 7%, while in Hong Kong the Hang Seng slipped 6.6% in a massive sell-off of financial and real estate stocks. This morning in London the FTSE ...

World Shares Rise After Wild Dow Swing
 World Shares Rise 
 After Wild Dow Swing 
MARKETS

World Shares Rise After Wild Dow Swing

Tokyo, London advance after Wall Street's crazy day

(Newser) - Asian and European markets rose today, reacting to the sharp swing from negative to positive in New York yesterday. In Tokyo the Nikkei gained 2.7%, while  the FTSE in London was up 3.3% in mid-morning trading. Bargain-hunting investors pounced on undervalued financial stocks: Anglo American jumped nearly...

Asian Stocks Dive
 Asian Stocks Dive 

Asian Stocks Dive

Gains of recent days wiped out as investors switch focus back to slumping economy

(Newser) - Dismal earnings predictions from major companies snapped a three-day gain in Asian markets, Bloomberg reports. Japan's Nikkei index skidded 6.5% after Hyundai, Panasonic, and Isuzu warned that the US slowdown would hit earnings. Hong Kong's Hang Seng dropped 6.4%, while News Corp's Australian shares took a 21% hit—...

Rate Cut Sparks Global Market Rally

Investors pour back into markets looking for bargains with cheap money

(Newser) - World markets rode the back of yesterday’s Fed rate cut to huge gains as investors began looking for bargains and flooded the exchanges with cash, reports the Guardian. Hong Kong was up 12.8%, Seoul rose 11.95%, and Tokyo saw a jump of 9.6%, its fourth largest...

Asia Markets Up, Down (Again)
Asia Markets Up,
Down (Again)

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...

Asia Stocks Rocket; Europe Up at Open

Hang Seng soars, Nikkei closes up after dreadful Monday

(Newser) - Asian markets posted dramatic gains after a punishing Monday, as investors reacted to favorable moves in the currency markets. In Hong Kong the Hang Seng surged in afternoon trading to close up 14.4%—its biggest one-day gain in 11 years—while in Tokyo the Nikkei ended up 6.5%...

World Stocks Crash Again
 World Stocks Crash Again 

World Stocks Crash Again

Nikkei dives to 1982 levels, Hang Seng plummets 12%

(Newser) - Japanese stocks hit a 26-year low as markets in Asia and Europe plunged again amid tenacious fears of a prolonged global recession. The Nikkei fell 6.4% and Hong Kong's Hang Seng index dropped a staggering 12%—its biggest single-day tumble since 1997. In London the FTSE opened down more...

Asian Markets Mauled
 Asian Markets Mauled 
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Asian Markets Mauled

Markets across Asia plummet to multi-year lows amid intractable recession fears

(Newser) - Asian markets took a hammering today for the third day in a row as investors looked ahead and saw nothing but gloom, Marketwatch reports. The Nikkei index nosedived 9.6% to a five-year low. Indexes in Hong Kong, South Korea, China, Taiwan, and Australia all sank to multi-year lows. Analysts...

Asian Markets Tumble Again on Recession Fears

(Newser) - Asian stocks tumbled for a second day Thursday as a barrage of downbeat company forecasts deepened fears of a global recession. Every major regional benchmark was in the red. Japan's Nikkei lost 5.5% to 8,195.74, on top of a 6.8% drop yesterday. Hong Kong's Hang Seng...

Asian Markets Plunge Again


 Asian Markets Plunge Again 


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...

Nikkei Up 14% in Record Rally
 Nikkei Up 14% in Record Rally 

Nikkei Up 14% in Record Rally

Bank support plans boost Japan's index to biggest gain in its history

(Newser) - The Nikkei  surged over 14% on the news that the US and Europe will buy up stakes in troubled banks, Bloomberg reports. The index's biggest gain in history follows its biggest loss in its history last week. Japan's markets were closed for a holiday yesterday when global indexes soared. Hong...

Fed Joins 5 Central Banks in Shock Rate Cut

US, EU, UK, others offer 50-point reduction to reverse diving markets

(Newser) - The Federal Reserve and five other central banks cut interest rates by 50 basis points in an emergency attempt to stem the economic effects of the credit crisis, reports Bloomberg. The move brings the American benchmark rate to just 1.5%, while the European Central Bank and the monetary authorities...

World Markets Tumble
 World Markets Tumble 

UPDATE

World Markets Tumble

Biggest drop in over 20 years, Brit bailout fails to stop FTSE dive

(Newser) - Fears of a global recession sent markets plummeting around the world today, Bloomberg reports. Japan's Nikkei index nosedived 9.4%—its biggest fall since the stock market crash of 1987. Indonesia and Russia halted trading after their benchmark index dove 10%. Of 100 companies listed in Britain's FTSE 99 fell...

Asia Stocks Edge Up
 Asia Stocks Edge Up 

Asia Stocks Edge Up

Aussie rate cut spurs recovery in some markets, Nikkei down to 5-year-low

(Newser) - Asian stocks outside Japan made a modest recovery from yesterday's plunge after Australia slashed its interest rate a full percentage point to 6%, Reuters reports. Indexes in South Korea, Taiwan and Singapore all edged up slightly. In Japan, the Nikkei was down 3% to a 5-year low after the Bank...

Europe Scrambles to Save Banks

Governments rescue troubled institutions, pledge to back deposits

(Newser) - Barely a day after rejecting the need for a massive unified rescue plan, European leaders are wading into two substantial bailouts and vowing to save banks, Bloomberg reports. France’s BNP Paribas will take over Fortis in Belgium and Luxembourg, while Germany’s government and banks bail out Hypo Real...

European, Asian Markets Edge Up After Dive

US economic illness goes viral

(Newser) - Europe markets edged back up after an early drop today as the failure of the US bailout package continued to sap confidence worldwide, Bloomberg reports. Asia's markets went into freefall on opening this morning but gradually recouped some losses on hopes of a fresh deal. The Nikkei index was down...

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