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  • Brent Crude Oil Regains $100 as Low Prices Lure Buyers Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 10:40 AM ET

    Oil futures rose above $100 a barrel on Monday, extending the two previous sessions' gains as prices drew buyers back into the market following sharp drops earlier in the month.

  • Is Gold's Tumble a Signal to Sell Stocks? Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 4:45 AM ET

    The recent fall in gold prices reflects a loss of faith in quantitative easing measures by central banks in the West, says one strategist.

  • Nikkei at Multi-Year Highs as Yen Nears 100 Handle Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 3:07 AM ET

    Japan's Nikkei hit its highest level in almost five years on Monday as the yen weakened to within striking distance of the key 100-level against the greenback, while other Asian stock markets rose after world equity markets rebounded last week from a sharp sell-off.

  • Close, Yet So Far: Yen Takes Another Stab at 100 Sunday, 21 Apr 2013 | 10:43 PM ET

    The yen weakened to within striking distance of the 100-level against the U.S. dollar on Monday, yet breaking that key psychological barrier is proving to be hard.

  • Earnings Results Flashing Warning Sign for Stocks Sunday, 21 Apr 2013 | 11:51 AM ET

    A greater-than-usual number of companies have reported disappointing revenue results and tepid guidance this quarter, leading strategists to expect a more volatile time for stocks.

  • A Make-or-Break Week Ahead for the Stock Market Saturday, 20 Apr 2013 | 12:30 AM ET

    It's make-or-break time for the first-quarter earnings season, and it comes just as the stock market is showing signs of strain.

  • Yen Falls on Lack of G-20 Opposition to BOJ Action Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 4:25 PM ET

    The U.S. dollar and euro rallied 1.5 percent versus the yen on Friday after Japan said the Group of 20 countries did not oppose its aggressive monetary easing.

  • Bonds Slip as Investors Return to Battered Stocks Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 4:13 PM ET

    U.S. Treasurys prices edged down on Friday after a two-day rally left yields near four-month lows and investors turned to battered stocks.

  • Brent Crude Above $99 on Bargain Hunting Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 3:49 PM ET

    Brent crude oil prices hovered above $99 a barrel on Friday after surpassing $100 earlier in the session and recovering some ground.

  • Gold Settles Higher at $1,396 Per Ounce Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 2:26 PM ET

    Gold rebounded to settle at $1,395 an ounce as strong buying of coins and bars continued, primarily in Asia, but prices were still on course for a fourth week of losses after a brutal sell-off.

  • China's 2% Rally Sparks Turnaround in Asia Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 4:47 AM ET

    Asian stocks reversed earlier losses on Friday led by a 2 percent rally in Shanghai as investors cheered news that the yuan's trading band may be widened, which offset bearish sentiment triggered by weak U.S economic data.

  • Euro Edges Higher as Dollar Slips on Weak US Data Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 5:50 PM ET

    The euro edged higher against the dollar as more signals of a weakening U.S. economic recovery lifted it from its biggest daily drop in 10 months in the previous session.

  • Brent Claws Back Above $98 as Losing Streak Ends Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 3:57 PM ET

    Brent crude oil jumped by more than a dollar to trade above $99 a barrel, snapping a six-session losing streak, with dealers saying it looked oversold after losing 10 percent this month.

  • US Bonds Rise on Weak Economic Data Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 3:50 PM ET
    U.S. Treasury Building

    Prices for U.S. Treasurys gained on Thursday as lukewarm data pointed to a long slog of a recovery in the world's biggest economy, fueling bids for safe-haven investments.

  • Gold Futures Settle Up in Roller-Coaster Trade Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 2:37 PM ET

    Gold rallied to end at $1,392 after volatile Asian trade saw prices slide towards two-year lows hit earlier in the week, with strong physical buying set against exits from exchange-traded funds.

  • Europe Shares Close Mixed: US Data Knocks Sentiment Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 12:00 PM ET

    European shares closed mixed on Thursday, after a rally in technology shares was curbed when Nokia released disappointing earnings. Yet more weak U.S. data also weighed on investor sentiment.

  • Futures Hold Gains After Jobless Claims Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 9:17 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures signaled a higher open on Thursday as European shares rebounded after the previous session's sharp losses and investors awaited weekly jobless claims data.

  • Techs, Resources Hurt Asia on Growth Fears Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 4:00 AM ET

    Asian stocks closed at session lows on Thursday with most major indices losing over 1 percent as technology and resource plays were sold off on concerns of sluggish economic growth.

  • Why China Market Bulls Aren't Surrendering Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 11:52 PM ET

    A sell-off in China's stock market has not put of market bulls, who forecast gains of up to 15 percent in the coming months.

  • Growth Worries? Thankfully, Oil Is Tumbling Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 10:43 PM ET

    As worries over the outlook for the global economy resurface, analysts tell CNBC that Asia can take comfort from one fact – the sharp fall in oil prices.

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