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  • Asia Stocks Mixed After China Data; Nikkei Up Monday, 13 May 2013 | 3:15 AM ET

    Most Asian stock markets closed in positive territory on Monday with a weaker yen propelling Japan's benchmark Nikkei index to a fresh five-and-a-half-year peak, while the Shanghai Composite pared losses following a raft of lower-than-expected economic data from the mainland.

  • US Treasurys Fall as Dollar Rises vs Yen Friday, 10 May 2013 | 5:10 PM ET

    Prices for U.S. Treasurys fell on Friday, pushing yields to their highest levels in about a month in a half, after the dollar shot up past the key 100-yen mark and spurred selling in longer-dated government debt.

  • Yen Hits 4-Year Low as Japanese Invest Overseas Friday, 10 May 2013 | 4:55 PM ET

    The yen tumbled to its lowest in more than four years against the dollar on Friday on data showing Japanese investors were buying more foreign assets.

  • Crude Heavy as Demand Worries, Rampant Dollar Weigh Friday, 10 May 2013 | 3:57 PM ET

    Crude slid on Friday as rising fuel supplies and a stronger dollar put oil under pressure.

  • Gold Falls 1.5% on Dollar Gain, Posts Weekly Drop Friday, 10 May 2013 | 3:46 PM ET

    Gold fell nearly 1.5 percent as a sharp rise in the dollar against the Japanese yen triggered technical selling, sending the metal to a two-week low.

  • Japan's Nikkei Ends With Weekly Gain of 7% Friday, 10 May 2013 | 3:10 AM ET

    Asian investors enjoyed a strong risk-rally on Friday with both Japanese and Australian equities extending their bull run after the yen weakened through the key 100-mark against the U.S. dollar for the first time in four years.

  • The U.S. dollar skyrocketed to its highest level against the Japanese yen in over four years on Thursday, piercing the key technical and psychological 100 yen-per-dollar mark.

  • US Bonds Slip Late as Dollar Jumps vs Yen Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 5:09 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices dipped slightly on Thursday, easing late after the dollar jumped to a four-year high against the Japanese yen, breaking through the key 100-yen mark and spurring selling in longer-dated government debt.

  • Crude Dips as Demand Falters, Supply Rises Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 3:47 PM ET

    Crude prices ended the session mixed, as rising fuel supplies and faltering demand pointed to a growing surplus of oil worldwide.

  • Asia Stocks Fall on China Data; Seoul Outperforms Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 3:10 AM ET

    Asian stocks widened losses on Thursday as investors worried over rising inflationary pressures in China, but South Korean shares rallied over 1 percent after the Bank of Korea surprised markets with a 25 basis point cut.

  • Treasurys Snap 3-Day Losing Streak Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 5:17 PM ET

    U.S. Treasurys prices rose on Wednesday, ending a three-day losing streak as yields near the upper end of their recent range drew some buyers.

  • Euro Up as German Data Tempers Rate Cut Prospects Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 5:01 PM ET

    The euro rose against the dollar after an unexpected rise in German industrial output was seen making a near-term euro zone interest rate cut less likely.

  • Oil Lifted by China Imports but Demand Fears Linger Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 3:25 PM ET

    Brent oil steadied above $104 a barrel on Wednesday, recovering from earlier losses after data from China showed crude imports by the world's No.2 consumer rose in April.

  • Gold Settles Up at $1,473 on Lower Dollar, Demand Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 3:03 PM ET

    Gold settled more than 1 percent higher on Wednesday, rising for the first time in three sessions as a drop in the dollar and strong physical bullion buying helped offset a continued decline in gold-backed exchange-traded fund holdings.

  • Futures Dip After Dow, S&P Hit All-Time Highs Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 9:10 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were slightly lower Wednesday, after the Dow and S&P 500 hit record highs in the previous session, and as investors largely shrugged off a better-than-expected trade data from China.

  • Robust China Trade Data Spark Asia-Wide Gains Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 4:56 AM ET

    Australian stocks approached their highest levels in nearly five years on Wednesday after China's trade balance swung to a surplus in April while Japan's benchmark Nikkei remained the region's out performer, extending gains to hit a fresh near five-year high.

  • Watch Out, the Nikkei Train Is at Full Speed Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 11:54 PM ET

    Japan's benchmark stock index rose to its highest level in five years on Wednesday, taking its gains this year to just over 35 percent. Time to turn cautious? Perhaps not, say analysts.

  • Why US Stocks Are Soaring While Economy Struggles Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 7:55 PM ET

    Even the rosiest of forecasters acknowledge growth slowed sharply from the first three months of the year. And yet major U.S. stock indexes continue swaggering to fresh all-time highs.

  • Market Gains Could Keep on Coming After Dow 15,000 Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 6:51 PM ET

    The Dow finished above 15,000 for the first time ever, confounding a chorus of critics who believe the market should do what it usually does — sell off in May.

  • The euro firmed across the board on Tuesday after data showing German industrial orders beat forecasts, but the prospect of further monetary easing could limit its gains.

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