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  • Europe shares higher, boosted by US data, Vodafone Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Thursday, with investor sentiment boosted by earnings reports and the news that the U.S. economy accelerated more quickly than expected in the second quarter.

  • Asian equities were mostly higher on Thursday as sentiment improved following a positive handover from Wall Street but ongoing tensions in the Middle East limited gains.

  • Don't buy emerging markets yet: Pro     Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Bhanu Baweja, head of emerging markets at UBS Investment Bank, explores investor timing for developing markets.

  • Stocks finished in positive territory Wednesday, reversing two-straight sessions of losses, as the energy sector jumped on rising oil prices amid speculation of a U.S.-led military strike on Syria.

  • Dollar gains as Syria worries trigger safety bid Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 4:16 PM ET

    The U.S. dollar rallied across the board on Wednesday as investors sought the greenback's safety given the possibility of Western military action in Syria.

  • Spot gold climbs on Syria jitters Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 4:08 PM ET

    The spot gold price briefly rose above $1,430 an ounce to a three-and-a-half-month high on Wednesday on safe-haven buying as the United States and its allies looked set to launch military strikes on Syria.

  • US oil boosted by Syria fears; settles above $110 Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 2:47 PM ET

    U.S. oil closing at its highest level in nearly two years, as markets worried about the fallout from a potential strike against Syria and the impact on supply.

  • A 30% spike in oil prices? It could happen Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 1:59 PM ET
    An employee of the Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) looks at the Gathering Center No.15 of al-Rawdatain field, 100 kms north of Kuwait City.

    Oil could briefly spike to $150 per barrel or more if Syria's supporters seek to punish the U.S. and its allies for a military strike against it by disrupting oil supplies. Brent oil could briefly spike as high as $150 a barrel.

  • Europe shares close down with Syria again in focus Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 9:56 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Wednesday, as riskier assets were shunned by investors on concerns about a possible military strike on Syria.

  • Cramer's stocks to watch     Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 8:52 AM ET

    Don't start your trading day without finding out what CNBC's Jim Cramer is watching ahead of the opening bell.

  • Bond yields will be 'pretty contained': economist     Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 5:50 AM ET

    Holger Schmieding, chief economist at Berenberg Bank, expects the bond market to be "fairly calm" for the next few days to weeks unless something "dramatic" happens.

  • Asia joins global equity rout on Syria fears Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Asian equities followed global stock markets lower on Wednesday amid escalating worries over a potential U.S. military strike against Syria.

  • Rupee's collapse confounds India Inc. Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 7:32 PM ET
    A man counts Indian rupee notes near the Bombay Stock Exchange building.

    Indian companies say the fast-falling rupee is driving up the cost of imports, forcing them to raise prices even as consumer spending plummets.

  • Stocks finished sharply lower for a second session Tuesday, with the Dow hitting a two-month low, amid escalating worries over potential U.S. military action in Syria.

  • Syria conflict boosts safe-haven yen, Swiss franc Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 5:11 PM ET

  • Gold jumps 1% as Syria strike seen likely Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 4:25 PM ET

    Spot gold rose 1 percent on Tuesday, to its highest price in more than three months, as investors sought safe havens from rising geopolitical tension.

  • US bonds rise as Syria sparks safe-haven buying Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 3:40 PM ET

    Prices for U.S. Treasurys rose on Tuesday in safe haven bidding after reports that Western forces could attack Syria within days prompted nervous investors to dump riskier assets.

  • Crude roars on Syria; US oil ends above $109 Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 2:54 PM ET

    Brent crude rose above $114 a barrel to trade near its highest in six months as tensions rise over Western military intervention in Syria.

  • Europe shares close down amid Syrian tension Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 12:11 PM ET

    European shares experienced their biggest daily drop in two months on Tuesday amid fears of a possible U.S.-led military strike in response to a suspected chemical attack in Syria.

  • Asia mixed in choppy trade; emerging markets weigh Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 3:09 AM ET

    Asian stocks bounced between gains and losses in volatile trade on Tuesday amid fears of a possible confrontation with Syria and as emerging markets were sharply sold-off.

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