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Against a backdrop of political chaos in the Middle East, hedge fund managers said the oil price would remain volatile and could fall as low as $30.
Gold eased after a seven-day rally but looked set to post its second weekly gain on expectations rates will stay low longer.
Oil fell more than $1, after sharp gains in the previous session, as worries of crude supply disruption due to Yemen air strikes eased.
Tokyo stock prices are at fifteen-year highs, but Japanese corporations remain pessimistic about the country’s growth potential.
Americans "need to understand just how important a threat Yemen can be," says one analyst.
Chinese authorities may want the yuan to become a global currency, but they’re unlikely to give up control.
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week pointing to a healthy labor market.
Now may be a good time to start normalizing U.S. monetary policy, Federal Reserve policymaker James Bullard said on Thursday.
Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart also tells CNBC that first-quarter economic growth is very soft.