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  • Gold Climbs 1.5% as Dollar Buckles on Soft US Data Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 4:53 PM ET

    Gold rose around 1.5 percent on Thursday, buoyed by a fall in the dollar after weak U.S. economic data boosted prospects that the Fed will keep its monetary stimulus.

  • Dollar Surrenders Ground on Sobering US Data Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 3:57 PM ET

    The U.S. dollar fell to a three-week low against the euro after weaker-than-expected U.S. economic data boosted expectations the Fed will keep its monetary stimulus in place.

  • Crude Choppy as EIA Data Catches Market by Surprise Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 2:43 PM ET

    Oil prices steadied above $102 a barrel on Thursday, erasing earlier losses after a draw in U.S. gasoline stocks sparked hopes for stronger demand in the world's top oil consumer.

  • Europe Shares Close Higher Despite US Data Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 11:43 AM ET

    European shares pared gains, but closed higher on Thursday, after a round of soft U.S. data.

  • World Stocks Volatile Amid Growing Uncertainty Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 6:12 AM ET

    Global stock markets were volatile Thursday, as investors muddled through conflicting signals about the global economy and awaited a slew of key U.S. economic releases.

  • Japan Stocks Dive in Second Bout of Heavy Selling Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 3:21 AM ET
    Stock board flashing Tokyo's closing rate in on May 30, 2013

    The second bout of heavy selling in Japanese stocks in as many weeks is not just about a strengthening yen and pulling-back from lofty levels.

  • Stocks clawed back from their worst levels but still closed in the red Wednesday, dragged by the defensive sectors such as consumer staples and utilities, as investors questioned when the Federal Reserve would start winding down its stimulus program.

  • Dollar Slumps as US Treasury Yields Ease Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 4:45 PM ET

    The dollar retreated on Wednesday as U.S. Treasury yields eased from more than one-year highs, although most investors are convinced the greenback's upward trend is intact.

  • Oil Weighed by Soggy Wall Street, Fed Worries Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 4:16 PM ET

    Oil tumbled on Wednesday, in part due to losses in U.S. equity markets on worries the U.S. Federal Reserve could phase out its stimulus program.

  • Gold Settles Higher as Dollar, Stocks Dip Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 3:01 PM ET

    Gold edged up to settle at $1,391 on Wednesday, taking a cue from broad dollar losses and falling stock markets with residual support from strong Chinese physical buying.

  • Europe Closes Lower on Fed Uncertainty Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European stocks closed lower on Wednesday as concerns continued over the possibility the Federal Reserve might begin tapering of asset-purchasing.

  • Asian Stocks Climb Higher in Choppy Trade Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 3:14 AM ET

    Asian stocks rose on Wednesday but ended off session highs as a weak Australian dollar, volatile Japanese markets and renewed fears of the U.S. Federal Reserve tapering its bond-buying program scaled back momentum.

  • Volatile US Bond Market a Major Risk, Warns OECD Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 12:51 AM ET

    Instability in the U.S. bond market arising from a tapering of quantitative easing (QE) poses a major threat to the outlook for the global economy, OECD warned on Wednesday.

  • Has a New Era Dawned for the Greenback? Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 11:35 PM ET

    Signs of strength in the U.S. economy, a stock market boom and the prospect of the U.S. becoming a net oil exporter suggest the tide may be turning for the dollar.

  • Yields Rise to Highest Level in Over a Year Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 5:49 PM ET

    Yields on U.S. Treasurys surged to a 13-month peak as stocks hit another record high and investors proved reluctant to buy more U.S. debt in an auction of two-year notes.

  • Dollar Rebounds as Data Point to Fed Unwinding Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 4:50 PM ET

    The dollar rebounded against the euro and yen Tuesday after robust U.S. economic data reinforced expectations the Federal Reserve may start unwinding its stimulus program.

  • On Second Thought, Maybe Tapering Won't Be So Bad Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 3:49 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City.

    Wall Street came back from the long weekend with a rosier view about possible tapering by the Federal Reserve. Here's why.

  • Gold Ends Lower Despite Strong Physical Demand Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 3:34 PM ET

    Strong buying of physical bullion helped pare losses from an earlier gold decline caused by a dollar rise and technical selling, but the metal continued to feel pressure.

  • Brent Boosted Above $104 by Stocks, Mid East Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 2:52 PM ET

    Crude moved higher on Tuesday, supported by stronger equities markets and rising Middle East risk but held back by ample supplies and concern over fuel demand.

  • Brent Falls on Weak Economic Data, Plentiful Supplies Monday, 27 May 2013 | 10:22 AM ET

    Brent oil crude futures fell towards $102 per barrel on Monday, due to weak economic outlook in a well-supplied market, with oil producer cartel OPEC unlikely to shift policy at a meeting this week.

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