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  • Europe Shares Close Mixed Despite Miners Boost Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 11:55 AM ET

    European shares closed mixed on Tuesday, with upward momentum coming from the basic resources sector as benign Chinese inflation data raised hopes of further monetary easing by Beijing.

  • Futures Edge Higher Amid Earnings Hopes Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 9:09 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures edged higher Tuesday, lifted by upbeat economic data from Europe and China and following Alcoa's earnings report.

  • Asia Up on Earnings Expectations, China Inflation Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 4:11 AM ET

    Asian stock markets traded higher on Tuesday with Japanese stocks hitting near five-year highs as investors shifted their focus to the first quarter earnings season that is expected to show modest growth.

  • Earnings Season Arrives as Data Flash Warning Signs Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 9:43 PM ET

    With earnings season a potential negative for stocks, traders are even more vigilant than usual for news on the direction of the economy.

  • Yen Could Be Headed for Another 10% Drop Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 9:02 PM ET

    It's a long stretch to set this as a target, but any sustained breakout above 102 has 111 as the next target, says this chartist.

  • Yen Skids to Nearly 4-Year low vs Dollar Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 4:51 PM ET

    The yen plummeted to its lowest against the dollar in nearly four years and reached a three-year trough versus the euro on Monday after the Bank of Japan kicked off its aggressive monetary easing program in an attempt to beat persistent deflation.

  • Gold Slides as Stocks and Dollar Rise Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 3:57 PM ET

    Gold fell on Monday as a stronger performance in U.S. equities and a dollar rise prompted investors to take profits after its rally in the previous session.

  • Oil prices edged higher, lifted by gains in gasoline futures and strong selling of the spread between Brent crude and U.S. crude.

  • US Bond Prices Edge Lower as Rally Pauses Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 3:03 PM ET

    U.S. government debt prices were lower on Monday as investors booked profits after last week's rally and dealers prepared for this week's auctions of $66 billion in longer-dated Treasury debt.

  • Bird Flu Fears Hurt China; Nikkei Above 13,000 Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 4:00 AM ET

    Markets in Shanghai and Hong Kong pared earlier steep losses on Monday after worries about a new strain of avian flu drove both indices to fresh lows for 2013. Meanwhile, Japan's benchmark Nikkei revisited the 13,000 mark after the yen slid to a four-and-a-half year low against the dollar.

  • US Dollar Stumbles After Dismal Jobs Data Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 4:22 PM ET

    The U.S. dollar weakened against most major currencies on Friday, hitting nearly two-week lows against the euro, as weaker-than-expected jobs data raised concerns that the pace of recovery in the American labor market has slowed.

  • Gold rallied over 1.5 percent, its biggest one-day gain since November, as disappointing U.S. job data fueled expectations the Federal Reserve will continue its bullion-friendly bond purchases.

  • Brent Slides to Eight Month Lows After US Jobs Data Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 3:39 PM ET

    Brent crude oil fell to an eight-month low below $104 a barrel on Friday as data showed a much sharper slowdown in hiring by U.S. employers than analysts had expected.

  • Treasury Yields Drop on Jobs Data Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 3:23 PM ET

    Prices for U.S. Treasurys jumped on Friday and yields fell to their lowest this year after data showed far fewer jobs were created than expected in March, fueling worries the beleaguered labor market is still struggling.

  • FTSEurofirst 300 Posts Worst Daily Fall of 2013 Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Friday after U.S. jobs data came in well below expectations, raising concerns that the recovery in the world's largest economy is weakening.

  • Futures Sell Off After Jobs Report Disappoints Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 9:14 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures accelerated their losses Friday following a much weaker-than-expected March unemployment report combined with ongoing worries over North Korea.

  • US Yields Plunge on Disappointing US Jobs Data Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 8:58 AM ET

    U.S. Treasury yields tumbled to their lowest level since last December, undermined by a soft U.S. jobs report that fell short of market expectations.

  • Mark Mobius, executive chairman of Templeton Asset Management's Emerging Markets Group

    Investors are starting to "wake-up to the reality" that stocks are the only way for them to get real returns on their money, Tempeton's Mark Mobius told CNBC.

  • Markets Fear 'Loose Cannon' Yellen at Fed: Janjuah Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 3:57 AM ET

    Janet Yellen, a potential successor to Ben Bernanke, is seen as a "loose cannon" and could upset the markets, Bob Janjuah of Nomura told CNBC.

  • Nikkei Surges to 4.5-Year High; Rest of Asia Falls Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 3:25 AM ET

    A new chapter opened for Tokyo risk assets on Friday as the Nikkei index surged past the 13,000 mark after the Bank of Japan unleashed a monetary onslaught of $1.4 trillion in stimulus, but the rest of Asia's stock markets tumbled to multi-month lows.

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