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  • Indian equities outperformed on Thursday after the nation's new central bank governor unveiled steps to liberalize financial markets, but caution over a reduction in the Federal Reserve's stimulus capped gains in the rest of Asia.

  • The New York Stock Exchange

    Stocks closed higher for a second session Wednesday, with the Dow logging its biggest gain in over a month, following the Fed's upbeat Beige Book report and as the White House pressed its case for military action in Syria.

  • US bond prices fall as stocks gain; Jobs data eyed Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 5:05 PM ET

    Prices for U.S. Treasurys slipped on Wednesday as fears of a Western-led military strike against Syria ebbed, pushing investors into riskier assets such as stocks.

  • Gold settles lower; US jobs data, Syria in focus Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 5:03 PM ET

    Gold fell 1.5 percent on Wednesday, slipping below $1,400 an ounce as strong U.S. auto sales boosted economic hopes and fears of a Western-led military strike against Syria lost some of their urgency.

  • Dollar drops as investors look to US jobs data Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 4:08 PM ET

    The dollar dropped against the euro on Wednesday for the first time in six sessions and retreated from a six-week high against a basket of currencies as data reflecting a growing world economy boosted investors' risk appetite.

  • US oil ends over $107; Syria debate takes new twist Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 2:39 PM ET

    Crude fell on Wednesday, with U.S. oil closing the session sharply lower as the prospect of an immediate U.S. military strike on Syria faded.

  • Europe shares close higher on US gains; airlines drop Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 12:48 PM ET

    European shares pared losses in afternoon trade on Wednesday to close higher, thanks to a strong open in the U.S. markets. However, airline shares suffered after a profit warning from Ryanair.

  • Asian equity markets moved off session lows on Wednesday but investors continued to take profits after recent robust gains and as U.S. support for action against Syria dampened sentiment.

  • Stocks closed out a choppy session in the black on the first trading day of September, thanks to a handful of upbeat economic reports, but ongoing worries over Syria kept a lid on gains.

  • Dollar rises to six-week high after stronger data Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 5:18 PM ET

    The dollar rose to a six-week high against major currencies on Tuesday after stronger-than-expected U.S. economic data bolstered expectations the Federal Reserve will start scaling back stimulus this month.

  • Bonds slide on upbeat US data, reduced Syria fears Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 5:13 PM ET

    Treasury market stumbled, as traders pared safe-haven stakes in bonds after U.S. President said he would ask for congressional backing for a military strike in Syria.

  • Gold up 1% as Republicans back Syria strike Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 3:52 PM ET

    Gold climbed 1.4 percent on Tuesday after President Barack Obama won the backing of two top Republicans in Congress in his call for limited U.S. strikes on Syria.

  • US oil ends over $108; Syria fears spur rally Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 2:38 PM ET

    U.S. oil settled higher as U.S. lawmakers voiced support for military action against Syria, raising new fears about an armed conflict that could crimp supply.

  • Europe shares close down; Nokia surges 34% Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 12:03 PM ET

    European shares closed down in choppy trade on Tuesday, while shares in mobile device maker Nokia surged 34 percent.

  • Japan's benchmark index led Asian stocks higher on Tuesday as dollar-yen flirted with the key 100-level while better-than-expected manufacturing data in Europe and China lifted confidence in the global economic recovery.

  • Oil steadies around $114 as supply worries ease Monday, 2 Sep 2013 | 8:58 AM ET

    Brent crude oil steadied around $114 on Monday, after a week of gains, as worries over possible Middle East supply disruptions receded.

  • Gold down as Syria concerns ease Monday, 2 Sep 2013 | 8:50 AM ET

    Gold edged below $1,400 an ounce on Monday as a delay in possible U.S. military action in Syria and improved economic data from China and Europe boosted the appetite for riskier assets.

  • Dollar hits one-month high vs yen Monday, 2 Sep 2013 | 6:01 AM ET

    The dollar rose to a one-month high against the safe-haven yen on Monday as worries about a military strike against Syria diminished, while commodity currencies edged higher.

  • Asia lifted by China optimism; Syria risks ease Monday, 2 Sep 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Asian equity markets kicked off September higher after two separate readings of Chinese factory activity confirmed hopes of a recovery in the world's second-largest economy.

  • Stocks closed near session lows on the final trading day of August, with the Dow and S&P 500 posting their worst monthly declines since May 2012, as investors held off making large bets ahead of a long holiday weekend amid escalating worries over Syria.

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