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Why Trefis Thinks DuPont Stock Is Undervalued

DuPont is a major player in the high-performance materials, chemicals, coatings and agricultural products businesses -- all of which are likely to improve as the global economy recovers. It's also investing heavily in emerging markets such as China, which will give it new engines for growth.

Asian Shares Climb, HSBC Snags Pre-Earnings Report Gains

In Hong Kong HSBC shares rose 1.5% before the company's announcement early today in London that it had missed earnings estimates. The gain helped push the Hang Seng Index up 1.4.% In China the Shanghai Composite advanced 0.9% and in Japan the Nikkei 225 Index added 0.9%.

Rising Chinese Property Prices Carry Hang Seng Higher

Chinese policy makers are scratching their heads after a raft of measures meant to cool the country's red-hot real estate market seem to have done little to accomplish their aim. Rising property shares sent Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index up 1.3% Friday, while China's Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.9%, and in Japan the Nikkei 225 Index inched up 0.1%.

Higher Oil Prices Send Asian Shares Up

Asian investors brushed aside worries over continuously rising Chinese inflation today, focusing instead on bargain shopping. Energy companies were a major attraction as oil prices surged. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index climbed 1.1% and China's Shanghai Composite Index advanced 0.9%. In Japan the Nikkei 225 Index edged up 0.6%.

Mutual Fund Makes a Fresh Start, Rises to Top

Portfolio manager Brian Stack used the crash of 2008 to revamp the Pioneer Growth Opportunities Fund, and since then, its performance has risen from the bottom of its peer group to the top.