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If the threat of a recession gives you pause when it comes to your personal finances, remember now is a time to prepare, not panic.

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These are volatile times for China’s stock market. The first trading day of the week saw the biggest gains for the Shanghai Composite Index in more than two and a half years. On Tuesday, the market plunged. And over the past year, the market is still one of the worst performers in the world.

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It’s been a volatile week for global stock markets. That’s also true in the Asia Pacific. Today markets are up again—but in the early part of the week, some markets were hit harder than others—despite what remains an encouraging economic outlook. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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S. / Flickr

The US presidential election has not only dominated the US news cycle for weeks, it’s also been a focus overseas. HPR’s Bill Dorman looks at early media reaction from the Asia Pacific in today’s Asia Minute.

Shock, disbelief and uncertainty.  And that was just the reaction of financial markets in the Asia Pacific.  As Donald Trump pushed closer to the White House, regional stock indices tumbled.  Markets around Asia closed before the election was settled—with Japan taking the biggest hit.

The Nikkei sank more than five and a third percent—to a three-month low.

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Holly Golabek / Flickr

It’s been another volatile week on global stock markets. Stock prices have rallied around the world today, although they’re still down since the start of the year.  And the declines have been even steeper in several Asia Pacific markets—but not all of them. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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tonynetone/ Flickr

Three trading days into the New Year, financial markets around the world remain uncertain. And a lot of that nervousness begins with China. Part of it relates to the economy, but it’s also uncertainty about what the government will do when it comes to the stock market. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

Transparency has never been a particular strength of China’s stock market.  Investors at home and abroad know the government plays a role in the market, but the extent is a moving target and not always clear.  This week is a good example.

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Christopher / Flickr

China’s stock market began the week with its biggest single-day plunge in more than eight years.  Overnight, that selling continued. But what’s the story behind those falling numbers? HPR’s Bill Dorman has some context in today’s Asia Minute.

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Perpetual Tourist / Flickr

There aren’t many publicly traded companies headquartered in Hawaii – just 16, since Maui-based Code Rebel recently went public. Overall, how are they performing? Pacific Business News Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has more.

As recently as the 1990s, stockbroker Randy Havre offered a Hawaii fund, that is a portfolio of stocks, through which people could invest in all of Hawaii’s publicly traded companies. He no longer offers that fund. Due to mergers and acquisitions, the number of companies has shrunk to just 16.

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Wikipedia Commons

It’s been another good year for the stock market. The S&P 500 is up 13% over the past 12 months. For local companies that are publicly held, it’s been a mixed story. HPR’s Bill Dorman has an update on how several local companies have done this year.

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One Christmas present of sorts that came early for consumers in Hawaii and across the country: cheaper gas prices. That fall in fuel prices has also made a difference for a number of publicly-held companies based in Hawaii. HPR’s Bill Dorman takes a look at some of the more active local stocks of 2014.

Asia Markets: 2013

Jan 2, 2014
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  For international investors, 2013 was a year of some market surprises across Asia. The strongest regional stock market was in Japan, while the weakest was in China. Other markets turned in a mixed performance. HPR’s Bill Dorman reviews the results in today’s Asia Minute.

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Flickr / Dick Thomas Johnson

It’s been a volatile week for the world’s financial markets. That’s especially true in Asia—and in the country that’s the most important to Hawaii’s visitor industry: Japan. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.