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  • 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.

  • Crude roars on Syria; US oil ends above $109 Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 2:54 PM ET

    Brent crude rose above $114 a barrel to trade near its highest in six months as tensions rise over Western military intervention in Syria.

  • Europe shares close down amid Syrian tension Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 12:11 PM ET

    European shares experienced their biggest daily drop in two months on Tuesday amid fears of a possible U.S.-led military strike in response to a suspected chemical attack in Syria.

  • Asia mixed in choppy trade; emerging markets weigh Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 3:09 AM ET

    Asian stocks bounced between gains and losses in volatile trade on Tuesday amid fears of a possible confrontation with Syria and as emerging markets were sharply sold-off.

  • Stocks reversed their earlier gains in the last hour of trading Monday, with the Dow slipping below the psychologically-important 15,000 level.

  • Gold breaks above $1,400, could rally even further Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 4:52 PM ET

    Gold's break above $1,400 an ounce on Monday for the first time since June 7, and a bullish "cup and handle" chart pattern, suggest more gains are in store for the precious metal.

  • Dollar up as Fed debate shifts to size of pullback Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 4:45 PM ET

    The dollar edged higher against the euro on Monday as dismal U.S. durable goods data did little to shift expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve's wind-down of its stimulus program is around the corner.

  • US oil ends near $106; grim data overtakes Syria Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 2:59 PM ET
    An oil drilling rig in North Dakota

    Brent crude rejected its highest level since April 2 and West Texas also fell on Monday, as weak U.S. data overrode fears of oil supply disruptions and jitters over Syria.

  • European shares closed slightly lower on Monday with fears of a government collapse in Italy dragging down the FTSE MIB, and with U.K. markets closed for a holiday.

  • Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, explains that the $2 trillion of excess reserves held by the banking system is why big investors aren't seeing the inflation they expected.

  • Monday's market game plan     Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 10:02 AM ET

    Nicholas Colas, ConvergEx Group, and Scott Wren, Wells Fargo Advisors, provide perspective on today's market activity in stocks and bonds.

  • China stocks outperformed Asian equity markets on Monday on economic optimism while sentiment in other Asian shares rose after weak U.S. data soothed fears that the Federal Reserve would reduce its stimulus program anytime soon.

  • Dollar falls as US data dents Fed taper view Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 4:23 PM ET

    The dollar fell against a basket of currencies on Friday, falling from a three-week peak against the yen, as a steep drop in U.S. new-home sales raised doubts that the Federal Reserve will actually reduce its asset-buying next month.

  • Treasury yields fall on weak US housing data Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 3:05 PM ET

    U.S. Treasurys yields fell from two-year highs on Friday after weak housing data raised concerns that rising mortgage rates may weigh on the economic recovery.

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