Israeli military forces destroyed a stockpile of Russian missiles that the Syrian government was reportedly prepared to deliver to Hezbollah, reports CNBC's Seema Mody.» Read More
Mark Keenan, Cross Commodity Research Strategist at Societe Generale, explains how a strike in Syria could see tensions spread to Iraq and push the price of oil up to $125.
SINGAPORE, Sept 2- London copper rallied more than 1.5 percent on Monday after data showed China's manufacturing sector expanding at the fastest pace in more than a year, burnishing the outlook for metals demand. *The most-traded December copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange climbed 0.79 percent to 52,270 yuan a tonne.
TOKYO, Sept 2- Asian shares, the Australian dollar and copper prices rose on Monday while the yen fell as hopes grew that China may have halted a sharp economic slowdown after factory activity data expanded at the fastest pace in more than a year in August.
SINGAPORE, Sept 2- Gold extended losses to a third straight session on Monday, falling over 1 percent in early Asian hours, as U.S. President Barack Obama chose to seek Congressional approval before any military action against Syria.
SINGAPORE, Sept 2- Oil futures fell more than $1 in early Asian trade on Monday as concerns over disruptions to supply receded as a possible military strike on Syria appeared less imminent.
*Yen slips versus USD as worries about Syria ease. SYDNEY, Sept 2- The yen eased against the dollar on Monday, while commodity currencies such as the Australian dollar edged higher in the wake of upbeat Chinese data and worries about an imminent military strike against Syria diminished.
*Syria provides cover for short-term funding, debt-limit extensions. WASHINGTON, Sept 1- A vote in Congress over whether to launch U.S. attacks against Syria is expected to wreak collateral damage- leaving too little time on Capitol Hill to deal with fast-approaching fall deadlines to fund government agencies and raise the debt limit.
President Barack Obama opted to seek congressional authorization for military action against Syria, a move that was likely to delay any strike for at least nine days. Equities have been pressured recently by the prospect of a Western strike against Syria after chemical weapons were used to kill civilians.
*Tests showed Syria used sarin gas, says Kerry. *Arab League calls for international action. BEIRUT/ WASHINGTON, Sept 1- Syria hailed a "historic American retreat" on Sunday, mockingly accusing President Barack Obama of hesitation and confusion after he delayed a military response to last month's chemical weapons attack near Damascus to consult Congress.
NEW YORK, Sept 1- Wall Street is bracing for a wave of economic reports this week, including the August jobs report, which might prove decisive in determining whether the economy is strong enough for the Federal Reserve to dial back its bond purchases in mid-September.
DUBAI, Sept 1- General Motors said it expected the automobile industry in the Middle East to show growth that is sustainable, but at a slower rate than in the last few years, hurt by uncertainty and political crisis in markets such as Egypt and Syria.
Syria hailed an "historic American retreat" after President Barack Obama delayed an imminent military strike by deciding to consult Congress.
Breaking down the mess in Syria, and whether the U.S. should act, with Democratic strategist Richard Socarides; CNBC contributor Sara Fagen; and Republican pollster Jim McLaughlin.
As tensions in Syria rise, oil prices remain volatile. Dan Dicker, TheStreet, and Casey Mulligan, University of Chicago, weigh in. "All the risks to oil remain to the upside," says Dicker.
CNBC's Bob Pisani reports oil, precious metals, defense and stocks rally on the Syria conflict. What can investors expect ahead? Jim Lacamp, UBS, and Casey Mulligan, University of Chicago, weigh in. Lacamp says investors should 'absolutely not" make investment decisions based on Syria.
Discussing what it will take to stop Syria's Bashar Assad from another attack, and when the attack by the U.S. could take place, with Former Ambassador to Syria Theodore Kattouf.
NEW YORK, Aug 30- Demand for U.S. gold coins plunged 77 percent in August to the lowest level in six years as retail buying that helped bullion recover from a historic sell-off in April continued to slow, U.S.
CNBC's John Harwood reports President Obama tried reassure the public that any U.S. response would not be open ended like the War in Iraq. NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports there is a lot of tension among some of the closest allies of the U.S. in the Middle East. Armed Services Committee member Brad Westrup (R-OH), weighs in.
*Platinum, natgas and cocoa among other outperformers. NEW YORK, Aug 30- Oil and gold prices fell again on Friday after Britain refused to back a U.S.-led military strike on Syria, but both markets ended August sharply higher after rallying with other commodities in recent weeks.
Dissecting how the crisis in the Middle East impacted the day's market action, with the "Fast Money" traders; CNBC's John Harwood; and retired Army Colonel and military strategist Jack Jacobs.