Brent crude oil fell on Tuesday, as weak fundamentals curbed initial gains spurred by strong German data, central bank policy and tension in the Middle East.
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The dollar gained for a third straight session against the yen and euro on Monday as data showing a rise in U.S. retail sales assuaged fears of an economic slowdown.
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 oil prices were hit by slowing oil demand in China and data showing the biggest drop for U.S. retail gasoline sales in more than four years.
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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Oil edged lower as enthusiasm over last week's strong U.S. jobs report faded.
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 U.S. dollar rose for a third straight session against the yen on Monday and looked set to make another run at the 100 yen level on renewed optimism about the U.S. economy.
Nikkei stock index is back on a tear. The index surged past the 14,000 level for the first time in nearly five years on Tuesday, boosted by weakness in the yen.
Stocks closed out the week with a bang, with the S&P 500 finishing above 1,600 and the Dow briefly topping 15,000 for the first time, as Wall Street cheered a better-than-expected April nonfarm payrolls report.
Gold futures settled higher, with some buyers tempted back to the market after a second week of gains suggested last month's price slide to a more than two-year low has run its course for now.
Copper's downward trend foreshadows a stock market collapse, according to Societe Generale's bearish strategist Albert Edwards, who said equity markets will riot "Japan-style."
Prices for U.S. Treasurys edged lower on Monday ahead of new supply later in the week, with investors extending a sell-off after better-than-expected jobs data on Friday.
Australian stocks retreated from Tuesday's four-and-a-half-year high after Chinese manufacturing data revealed the nation's economic recovery may not be on solid footing while the Nikkei 225 extended losses as the yen strengthened.
Gold ended flat, erasing earlier gains after faster-than-expected U.S. job growth reduced any need for the Federal Reserve to boost monetary stimulus.
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Brent crude rose more than $1 to surpass $104 a barrel on Friday, after better-than-expected job growth in the United States.
A record high yuan in the face of recent road bumps in China's economy is testament that Beijing remains confident in the health of the world's second largest economy.
European shares were flat on Friday as talks over the "fiscal cliff" stalled.
European shares closed lower on Wednesday for a third consecutive session, with resurging worries about the global economic outlook undermining investor sentiment.
Standard & Poor's decision to cut Spain's credit rating to one notch above junk status is weighing on markets.