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  • Dollar hits 2-week peaks on Fed taper talk Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 4:34 PM ET

    The dollar was on track for its largest daily gain against the euro in four months after U.S. data emboldened the view that the Federal Reserve could next month begin tapering.

  • Gold settles lower as Syria attack concerns ease Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 2:59 PM ET

    Gold fell nearly one percent on Thursday after a five-day rally as concerns abated that U.S.-led forces would soon launch a military strike on Syria.

  • US oil ends under $109 as Syria jitters cool Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 2:35 PM ET

    Crude oil fell broadly on Thursday, with U.S. oil closing the session sharply lower, as the possibility of a delay in a U.S.-led military strike on Syria helped calm concerns.

  • Europe shares higher, boosted by US data, Vodafone Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Thursday, with investor sentiment boosted by earnings reports and the news that the U.S. economy accelerated more quickly than expected in the second quarter.

  • Asian equities were mostly higher on Thursday as sentiment improved following a positive handover from Wall Street but ongoing tensions in the Middle East limited gains.

  • Don't buy emerging markets yet: Pro     Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Bhanu Baweja, head of emerging markets at UBS Investment Bank, explores investor timing for developing markets.

  • Stocks finished in positive territory Wednesday, reversing two-straight sessions of losses, as the energy sector jumped on rising oil prices amid speculation of a U.S.-led military strike on Syria.

  • Dollar gains as Syria worries trigger safety bid Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 4:16 PM ET

    The U.S. dollar rallied across the board on Wednesday as investors sought the greenback's safety given the possibility of Western military action in Syria.

  • Spot gold climbs on Syria jitters Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 4:08 PM ET

    The spot gold price briefly rose above $1,430 an ounce to a three-and-a-half-month high on Wednesday on safe-haven buying as the United States and its allies looked set to launch military strikes on Syria.

  • US oil boosted by Syria fears; settles above $110 Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 2:47 PM ET

    U.S. oil closing at its highest level in nearly two years, as markets worried about the fallout from a potential strike against Syria and the impact on supply.

  • A 30% spike in oil prices? It could happen Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 1:59 PM ET
    An employee of the Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) looks at the Gathering Center No.15 of al-Rawdatain field, 100 kms north of Kuwait City.

    Oil could briefly spike to $150 per barrel or more if Syria's supporters seek to punish the U.S. and its allies for a military strike against it by disrupting oil supplies. Brent oil could briefly spike as high as $150 a barrel.

  • Europe shares close down with Syria again in focus Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 9:56 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Wednesday, as riskier assets were shunned by investors on concerns about a possible military strike on Syria.

  • Cramer's stocks to watch     Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 8:52 AM ET

    Don't start your trading day without finding out what CNBC's Jim Cramer is watching ahead of the opening bell.

  • Bond yields will be 'pretty contained': economist     Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 5:50 AM ET

    Holger Schmieding, chief economist at Berenberg Bank, expects the bond market to be "fairly calm" for the next few days to weeks unless something "dramatic" happens.

  • Asia joins global equity rout on Syria fears Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Asian equities followed global stock markets lower on Wednesday amid escalating worries over a potential U.S. military strike against Syria.

  • Rupee's collapse confounds India Inc. Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 7:32 PM ET
    A man counts Indian rupee notes near the Bombay Stock Exchange building.

    Indian companies say the fast-falling rupee is driving up the cost of imports, forcing them to raise prices even as consumer spending plummets.

  • Stocks finished sharply lower for a second session Tuesday, with the Dow hitting a two-month low, amid escalating worries over potential U.S. military action in Syria.

  • Syria conflict boosts safe-haven yen, Swiss franc Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 5:11 PM ET

  • Gold jumps 1% as Syria strike seen likely Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 4:25 PM ET

    Spot gold rose 1 percent on Tuesday, to its highest price in more than three months, as investors sought safe havens from rising geopolitical tension.

  • US bonds rise as Syria sparks safe-haven buying Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 3:40 PM ET

    Prices for U.S. Treasurys rose on Tuesday in safe haven bidding after reports that Western forces could attack Syria within days prompted nervous investors to dump riskier assets.

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