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  • COPENHAGEN, Denmark— Europe's aviation safety agency will recommend Friday that airlines across the continent always have two people in the cockpit of a flying aircraft, according to Scandinavian authorities. Scandinavian Airlines group spokesman Henrik Edstrom told The Associated Press the carrier had received a draft of the recommendation from the...

  • *Middle East tensions eyed for cues. LONDON, March 27- Gold fell on Friday, snapping a seven-day rally as the dollar rebounded after Federal Reserve officials signalled they remained on track to raise rates this year, but the metal still looked set to post its second straight weekly gain. The metal jumped 2 percent on Thursday to its highest since March 2 at...

  • *Ukraine wants bondholders to accept debt writedown. *Entire IMF-led bailout for Ukraine at risk. Moscow bought the bonds from Kiev before a pro-Russian president was forced from power early last year, opening a rift which widened with the annexation of Crimea and a separatist rebellion in eastern Ukraine.

  • LONDON, March 27- Emerging market stocks were trading lower on Friday and set for a weekly loss as a strong dollar lured investors away and worries about stability in the Middle East depressed investor sentiment. The MSCI emerging equities index was 0.4 percent lower while the Asia excluding Japan benchmark eased 0.1 percent. "Oil has again taken centre stage as...

  • *Crude dips as market reassesses conflict in Yemen. Asian shares dropped overnight but the pan-European FTSEurofirst tip-toed higher as a 0.2 percent fall for Britain's FTSE was offset by 0.6 and 0.1 percent gains on Germany's DAX and France's CAC 40.. "I'm not surprised that European shares are fading their gains," said Gavin Friend, a strategist at National...

  • *Yemen sits on Bab el- Mandeb Strait supply chokepoint. LONDON, March 27- Oil prices fell more than $1 a barrel on Friday as worries receded over the threat of disruptions to Middle East supplies due to Saudi Arabia- led air strikes in Yemen. Oil jumped around 5 percent on Thursday, its biggest daily gain in a month, after air strikes in Yemen by Saudi Arabia and its Gulf...

  • Stocks recover their poise ahead of US economic data Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 2:24 AM ET

    TOKYO— Asian shares were lackluster Friday as the conflict in Yemen ripped through the Middle East and Japanese data showed the world's No. 3 economy is still in the doldrums. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 fell 1.3 percent to 19,213.15 and South Korea's Kospi was down 0.3 percent at 2,016.94. MIDDLE EAST: The turmoil in Yemen has erupted into a regional...

  • *China market on track to end the week up about 2 pct. SHANGHAI, March 27- China stocks rose on Friday morning, led by property shares which rose sharply on expectations of increased support, and bolstered by the government raising limits in its qualified investor scheme. The impact of poor economic data released on Friday- showing profits earned by Chinese...

  • *Crude dips after rally as market reassesses conflict in Yemen. TOKYO, March 27- Asian stocks were mixed on Friday as rising tensions in the Middle East obscured the investment outlook, while the dollar rebounded. Crude oil prices were lower due to the dollar's bounce and as the market reassessed the potential impact of the escalating conflict in Yemen, where...

  • *Yemen sits on Bab el- Mandeb Strait supply chokepoint. SINGAPORE, March 27- Oil prices fell more than $1 on Friday, after sharp gains in the previous session, as worries of a disruption to crude supplies due to Saudi Arabia- led air strikes in Yemen eased. Oil jumped around 5 percent on Thursday, the biggest daily gain in a month, as air strikes in Yemen by Saudi Arabia and...

  • *Gold eases as dollar supported by strong US data. SINGAPORE, March 27- Gold eased on Friday as traders booked profits after a seven-day rally and as the dollar rebounded on strong U.S. data, but the metal looked set to post its second straight weekly gain on expectations U.S. interest rates will stay low for longer. Tensions in the Middle East after Saudi Arabia and...

  • *Yemen sits on Bab el- Mandeb Strait supply chokepoint. SINGAPORE, March 27- Oil prices fell over a percentage point on Friday as traders estimated that the threat of a disruption to world crude supplies from Saudi Arabia- led air strikes in Yemen was low. Goldman Sachs said in an overnight note that the strikes in Yemen would have little effect on oil supplies as the...

  • Will the Saudi-led operation in Yemen work?   Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 9:22 PM ET
    Will the Saudi-led operation in Yemen work?

    Jason Feer, Head of Business Intelligence at Poten & Partners, says Saudi Arabia and its allies are prepared to do everything they can to stop the advancement of Houthi militants.

  • SINGAPORE, March 27- Gold held on to gains from a seven-day rally on Friday and looked set to post its second straight weekly gain on expectations U.S. interest rates will stay low for longer and as escalating tensions in the Middle East boosted safe-haven bids. The metal rose to a three-week high of $1,219.40 on Thursday on knee-jerk reaction to Saudi air strikes...

  • *Lingering concerns over conflict in Yemen limit stock gains. TOKYO, March 27- Asian stocks crawled higher on Friday as upbeat U.S. economic data helped revive some risk appetite lost following air strikes on Houthi militants in Yemen, while the dollar rebounded. Crude oil prices were slightly lower on the dollar's bounce after surging overnight on the...

  • No indication of Bab-el-Mandeb closure: Nomura   Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 8:08 PM ET
    No indication of Bab-el-Mandeb closure: Nomura

    Alastair Newton, Senior Political Analyst at Nomura, says there's no clear direct threat to oil supply so markets should be taking a more measured view on the issue.

  • Cramer Remix: I'm making a call on oil unrest Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 7:13 PM ET
    Jim Cramer on the set of Mad Money

    “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer is eyeing the Middle East’s impact on oil.

  • Cramer: Yemen unrest impacts oil like never before Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 6:40 PM ET
    People watch as a vehicle that belonged to Shi'ite Muslim rebels burns during clashes in Aden, Yemen, March 26, 2015.

    Jim Cramer sees that Saudi Arabia's launch of military operations in Yemen will have a different impact on oil prices.

  • Oil prices hinge on geopolitical risk: Argus   Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 6:34 PM ET
    Oil prices hinge on geopolitical risk: Argus

    Azlin Ahmad, Editor, Crude Oil at Argus Media, says unless violence in Yemen escalates, prices will likely come back down again as per market fundamentals.

  • Dollar rallies, traders revisit bullish bets Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 4:48 PM ET

    The dollar was on track for its biggest one-day gain against the euro in a week on Thursday after traders reestablished bullish bets on the greenback.