• FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2013, file photo, Trader Peter Costa, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York.

    Asian stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday as weak economic data, falling commodity prices and big losses on Wall Street shook investors.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 16, 2013, 6:29 AM EDT
  • Asian stock markets and the euro tumbled as a plan to fund a bailout for Cyprus by taxing its bank deposits raised worries it could spark an exodus of capital from fragile European economies.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 04, 2013, 8:22 AM EDT
  • A man looks at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Feb. 25, 2013.

    Stocks soared on a report that the prime minister's pick for the next central bank governor will be a strong advocate of loose monetary policy.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 25, 2013, 12:49 AM EST
  • Insurance company Allianz SE says net profit almost doubled last year as losses on Greek bonds no longer weighed down its results.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 21, 2013, 3:40 AM EST