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  • This Is Now the World's Most Volatile Bond Market Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 3:03 AM ET

    Japan's radical monetary policies has created the most volatile government bond market in the world, analysts say.

  • Rising US Retail Sales Push Dollar Higher vs. Yen Monday, 13 May 2013 | 6:27 PM ET

    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.

  • Gold Falls 1% on Stronger US Retail Sales Data Monday, 13 May 2013 | 4:53 PM ET

    Gold fell 1 percent on Monday as stronger U.S. retail sales data inspired economic hopes and reduced the safe-haven bid for gold.

  • US Treasury Prices Drop as Data Hint at Recovery Monday, 13 May 2013 | 3:25 PM ET

    Prices for U.S. Treasurys fell as data showed U.S. consumers unexpectedly increased their buying last month, suggesting underlying strength in the world's biggest economy.

  • Brent Dips Below $103 as Demand Concerns Cap Gains Monday, 13 May 2013 | 2:51 PM ET

    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.

  • 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.

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