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  • Amid Rally, Market Flooded With Shares Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 7:25 AM ET

    The strong rally this year is being met with a heightened level of supply, setting up a big bet that retail investors will keep buying what Wall Street is selling.

  • Asia Stocks End Mixed; China Tumbles 1% Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 3:24 AM ET

    Shanghai stocks fell to a one-week low on Tuesday amid fears that the People's Bank of China would not provide monetary stimulus to support the economy while Asia's other equity markets were mixed ahead of Australia's budget release.

  • 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.

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