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  • *Share markets in China Hong Kong, Australia skid. *Uncertainty on Greece keeps investors hopeful but wary. TOKYO, May 28- Asian shares shed gains on Thursday as the Chinese, Hong Kong and Australian markets slipped, while the dollar scaled a 13- year peak against the yen as it rallied on expectations the U.S.

  • *Vague hopes of deal for Greece underpin shares. *Investors still cautious amid uncertainty on Greece. TOKYO, May 28- Asian shares edged up on Thursday on vague hopes of a rescue deal for Greece while the dollar was at the helm in currency markets on expectations that the U.S.

  • SINGAPORE, May 28- Gold struggled to recover from a two-week low on Thursday as a robust dollar and the prospects of higher U.S. interest rates dented demand for the metal. *Spot gold was little changed at $1,186.95 an ounce by 0048 GMT, not far from a two-week low of $1,183.76 reached in the previous session. *Greece and its international creditors have converged on...

  • DRESDEN, Germany— Top finance officials from the Group of Seven wealthy democracies are gathering in Germany this week to discuss ways to strengthen the global economy. U.S. officials are pressing countries such as Germany that have strong finances to invest more to stimulate their economies. The Group of Seven, or G-7, meets against the background of a...

  • Santelli: Pay attention to this trade...   Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 9:43 AM ET
    Santelli: Pay attention to this trade...

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the bond market, and the U.S. dollar.

  • How Janet Yellen could control Apple's fate Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 8:34 AM ET
    Carl Icahn

    Carl Icahn's widely dissected bull case on Apple overlooks one key assumption: a dovish Janet Yellen continuing to delay a rate increase.

  • LONDON, May 27- Financial market trading revolved around the U.S. dollar on Wednesday with European shares rallying on the back of a weak euro and U.S. shares and commodities struggling. At midsession in Europe, the dollar was up 0.5 percent against the yen at 123.68 yen, its highest since June 2007. The fact that bets against the yen have been so much less crowded than...

  • *Gold recovers some ground after 1.7 pct slide on Tuesday. LONDON, May 27- Gold steadied on Wednesday off the previous session's two-week low as the dollar retreated after its biggest daily rise in two years, but prices remained under pressure from expectations that a U.S. rate increase may come soon. "Gold got hit by a double whammy yesterday, first of all from the...

  • *Gold recovers some ground after 1.7 pct slide on Tuesday. LONDON, May 27- Gold recovered some lost ground on Wednesday as the dollar retreated after its biggest daily rise in two years, but prices remained under pressure from expectations that a U.S. rate increase may come soon. Gold fell 1.7 percent on Tuesday, its biggest one-day drop this month, after firmer data...

  • Dollar and bond yields to dominate trading Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 6:12 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Dollar strength and bond yields, in the context of Federal Reserve tightening, will continue to dominate market movements on Wednesday.

  • "The dollar had a strong rebound on the back of slightly better than expected U.S. durable goods and consumer confidence data, but that rebound has been short-lived," said Angus Campbell, senior analyst at FXpro in London. Greece and its European creditors have played down fears that Athens would default on a payment to the International Monetary Fund next week.

  • *Signs of Greek woes spreading to Spain dent risk appetite. TOKYO, May 27- Asian stocks sagged and the dollar stood tall on Wednesday on growing prospects the Federal Reserve was on track to raise interest rates later this year and concerns that financial woes could engulf Spain in addition to Greece. Spreadbetters expected a modestly higher open for Britain's...

  • MANILA, May 27- Gold held near a two-week trough on Wednesday after sliding almost 2 percent in the previous session as upbeat U.S. economic data strengthened expectation that the Federal Reserve may be on course to raise interest rates this year. Spot gold was little changed at $1,188 an ounce by 0307 GMT. It dropped to $1,185.35 on Tuesday, its weakest since May 12.

  • TOKYO, May 27- Japan's Nikkei share average was marginally higher on Wednesday morning, extending its gains into a ninth day, but gains were limited as U.S. shares languished after upbeat U.S. data fed fears that a rate hike may come earlier than expected. The buoyant data follows Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen saying on Friday that the central bank could raise...

  • SINGAPORE, May 27- Gold held near a two-week trough early on Wednesday after sliding almost 2 percent in the previous session as strong U.S. data suggested the Federal Reserve may be on course to raise interest rates this year. *Spot gold was little changed at $1,188.20 an ounce by 0040 GMT. It dropped to $1,185.35 on Tuesday, its weakest since May 12.

  • *Signs of Greek woes spreading to Spain dent risk appetite. TOKYO, May 27- Asian stocks sagged and the dollar stood tall on Wednesday on growing prospects the Federal Reserve was on track to raise interest rates later this year and concerns that financial woes could engulf Spain in addition to Greece. Taking a lead from Wall Street's slide, MSCI's broadest index of...

  • *Dollar jumps above 123.00 yen, euro slides below $1.09. SYDNEY, May 27- The dollar held on to broad gains early on Wednesday, having rallied to an eight-year high against the yen after a batch of upbeat data bolstered the case for a U.S. interest rate hike this year. It also rose against the euro, which slid to its lowest since April 28 at $1.0864.

  • Dollar and bond yields to dominate trading Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 6:43 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Dollar strength and bond yields, in the context of Federal Reserve tightening, will continue to dominate market movements on Wednesday.

  • WASHINGTON— It turns out that being the first woman to head the Federal Reserve is not the only tradition Janet Yellen is breaking. The Fed said Tuesday that she plans on skipping this year's gathering of the world's central bankers at Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The faithful attendance of Yellen's three predecessors— Paul Volcker, Alan Greenspan and Ben Bernanke—...

  • Yellen skipping Jackson Hole   Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 5:13 PM ET
    Yellen skipping Jackson Hole

    Fed Chair Janet Yellen is not going to Jackson Hole this year, reports CNBC's Steve Liesman.