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The Lucky Country Down on Its Luck

Australia has entered its first recession since Bryan Adams was top of the charts. But honestly, it's not doing that bad.

Asian Markets Brace for 'Third Wave' of Covid-19 Infections

Slowing infections in South Korea and stimulus in Singapore and Japan pushed stocks higher Monday, but tighter restrictions will hurt Asia's economies.

Japanese Stocks Fall as Nation Faces Fresh Wave of Covid-19 Infections

With Tokyo's coronavirus case count accelerating, investors are bracing themselves in case the still-bustling capital goes into lockdown.

Next Up: How Do You Contain the Dollar Virus?

A U.S. dollar that is rising in value against most other currencies is creating a huge problem for a world inundated with dollar-priced debt.

Australia and India Lead Wednesday's Selling for an Asia in Recession

There are country-specific reasons why Australia, India and Thailand are leading Asia's plunge, but the whole region is in recession, S&P correctly says.

Asian Markets Tank but Australia Whipsaws to Large Gain

Stimulus measures and government bans have opposing effects and are driving equity markets forward and back in unpredictable ways.

Chinese Stocks Plummet as Retail Investors Run Scared

Hong Kong stocks surprisingly advanced a bit on Monday, but many stocks in mainland markets sold off by the 10% maximum.

Japanese and Thai Stocks Take Iran Missile Hit

Markets in Thailand and Tokyo were the main losers on Wednesday, though Asian investors in general appear reassured the worst is over with Iran.

Australia's Foreign Investment Tolerance Tested Again by Chinese Influence

With Aussie assets up for grabs in touchy industries such as oil and civil engineering, and an agricultural deal in the works, the Australian government faces tough decisions over whether to approval sales to state-owned Chinese buyers.

Cannabis Q&A: Elixinol Is a Hemp/CBD Player You Should Know About

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