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  • Europe Shares Close Higher But Off Peaks Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 11:54 AM ET

    European markets closed higher, but off session highs in afternoon trade on Tuesday, as worse-than-expected factory data for the euro zone dented investor sentiment.

  • Asia Ends Mixed; Nikkei Leads Gains by 2% Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 3:07 AM ET

    Asian stocks ended mixed on Tuesday with Japan's benchmark Nikkei index leading gains by 2 percent and Sydney shares gaining traction after the Australian central bank left the door open for future easing at its policy meeting.

  • Is Dollar-Yen’s Slide Below 100 Just the Start? Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 11:30 PM ET

    The dollar-yen's fall below the key 100 mark could just be the start of a downtrend for the currency pair, analysts tell CNBC.

  • Traders Debate Fed Moves While Japan in Focus Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 8:13 PM ET

    Higher interest rates are likely to keep Wall Street on edge, while Japanese markets are likely to keep the whole world on edge.

  • The dollar plunged against a broad swath of currencies on Monday as weak U.S. manufacturing data curbed expectations that the Fed will rein in its bond purchases soon.

  • Gold Settles Higher on Dollar Slide, Weak US Data Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 3:40 PM ET

    Gold settled more than 1 percent higher, after earlier hitting its highest in more than two weeks, boosted by a tumbling dollar and disappointing U.S. manufacturing data.

  • Brent Recovers Below $100 on Weak China Data Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 2:29 PM ET

    Brent crude oil dipped briefly below $100 a barrel for the first time in a month on demand worries after Chinese factory data pointed to slowing momentum in the world's second-biggest oil consumer.

  • Yield Surge Sends Signal of a Scary Second Half Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 12:36 PM ET

    The recent run-up in bond yields is being used to justify portfolio changes in preparation for what could be a much different second half.

  • Nikkei Accelerates Losses to 3.7% Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 3:02 AM ET

    Japan's benchmark Nikkei index extended its correction to hit a new six-week low on Monday as worries of a slowdown in China returned to the spotlight and a sharp sell-off on Wall Street late last week curbed risk appetite.

  • US Treasury debt prices slipped, capping the worst month for the market in nearly 2 years, as strong business activity data fanned worries the Fed will slow down the QE.

  • The dollar rose Friday and was headed for its eighth straight month of gains against the yen on robust U.S. economic data.

  • Oil Slides, Hammered by Economy, Canada Supply Friday, 31 May 2013 | 2:45 PM ET

    Oil prices extended sharp losses on Friday after a key Canadian crude pipeline resumed service, underscoring ballooning supplies in a market with tepid demand and a weak economic outlook.

  • Gold Settles Down at $1,393 Per Ounce Friday, 31 May 2013 | 2:24 PM ET

    Gold fell more than 1% as data showing low inflation and improving consumer confidence dampened investor interest, with bullion on track to post sharp losses.

  • Asian Stocks Pare Gains to End Mixed Friday, 31 May 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Asian stock markets moved off session highs on Friday to end mixed with the Nikkei leading gains by 1.4 percent after its stunning 5 percent dive in the previous session. Sentiment improved after latest U.S. data eased concerns of an early end to the Federal Reserve's bond-buying program.

  • Stocks End Higher on Ongoing Fed Stimulus Hopes Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 6:00 PM ET

    Stocks shaved their gains in the final hour of trading Thursday, but still ended modestly higher with the Dow recovering from its worst one-day drop in nearly four weeks, as the latest round of tepid economic data suggested the Fed's bond-buying program would remain intact.

  • 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.

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