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(Best Syndication News) Stock markets in Asia are opening the week lower as higher oil prices continue to worry traders (see stock charts below). Investors took profits on Monday after a run-up on Friday.

The Shanghai (China) composite index is down nearly 1.2 percent while the Hang Seng (Hong Kong) and Nikkei 225 (Japan) slipped 0.80 percent and 0.66 percent respectively. The S&P TSX (Taiwan) is down 0.63 percent and the S&P ASX 200 (Australia) index is down 0.24 percent.

Brent crude oil topped $125 a barrel earlier in the week setting in motion a series of concerns. Higher prices could increase the production costs in China and affect the cost of goods in the United States.

Stock Market Today – Procter Gamble (PG) Merck (MRK) Caterpillar (CAT) and Wal-Mart (WMT) Report

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(Best Syndication News) Stock markets closed lower in Asia and are opening mixed in Europe early Friday (see stock market charts below). In the United States the indexes were higher throughout the day, with the DJIA closing up just 20 points shy of 13,000 again.

A sense of relief swept through the investor community this week after European leaders put the finishing touches on the Greek bailout package. Other positive economic news helped instill confidence in the equity markets.

Stock Market Today – Newmont Mining (NEM) BHP Billiton (BHP) Vale (VALE) and Credit Suisse (CS) Report

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(Best Syndication News) Stock markets in Asia are closing lower Thursday after a down-day on Wall Street Wednesday (see stock charts below). The FTSE 100 (England), the DAX (Germany), and the CAC-40 (France) indexes in Europe are all opening lower.

Some analysts believe the downturn in the United States was caused by statements made by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke before the House Committee on Financial Services Wednesday. There were no hints for another round of quantitative easing (QE3).

Stock Market Today – Devon Energy (DVN) Wipro (WIT) Qualcomm (QCOM) and Lockheed (LMT) Report

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(Best Syndication News) Stock markets around the world are opening and closing higher Wednesday as traders become more confident (see stock charts below). Improved consumer confidence and a lessening of European sovereign debt fears helped fuel a rally on Wall Street.

The DJIA remained in positive territory throughout the trading day to close at 13,005, the highest level since May 19th 2008. Quantitative easing and a better economic outlook have helped support commodities and equities.

Stock Market News – Halliburton (HAL) Corning (GLW) Alcoa (AA) and Schlumberger (SLB) Report

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(Best Syndication News) After an early sell-off on Wall Street, stocks began to rally by mid-day, however the DJIA fell again near the end of Monday’s session to close at 12,981 (see our stock charts below). At one point, the Dow was up over 13,000 again.

Positive news on pending homes sales offset continuing concerns about Europe. Stocks took-off after the German Parliament approved the Greek bailout deal. Higher oil prices are still providing some anxiety, and could stunt economic growth.

Markets are higher in Asia and Europe on Tuesday. The Shanghai (China) composite index added 0.21 percent, while the Nikkei 225 (Japan) and the Hang Seng (Hong Kong) indexes climbed 0.92 percent and 1.65 percent respectively.

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