Commodities


Dollar Revived by U.S. Data Tonic, N. Korea Respite

The dollar hoarded hefty gains on Wednesday after strong U.S. retail sales revived the chance of another Federal Reserve rate hike this year, while Asia stocks inched ahead as tensions…

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Asia Stocks Subdued as China Trade Disappoints

Asian shares turned mixed on Tuesday as disappointing Chinese trade data clouded an otherwise bright outlook for global growth, leaving currencies and commodities becalmed in summer doldrums. MSCI’s broadest index…

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World Stocks Reach New Peak in World Full of Surprises

World stocks breached new record highs on Monday as better-than-expected company earnings and economic data from the United States stole the focus from rising geopolitical tension over North Korea’s nuclear…

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Asian Shares Edge Up, Buoyant Euro Holds Its Gains

Asian stocks edged slightly higher on Monday, while the European Central Bank’s apparent equanimity at the euro’s nearly two-year highs left the dollar languishing. European markets are expected to open…

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Miner BHP Billiton Suffers $6.4B Loss for 2015-16

The world’s biggest miner, BHP Billiton, on Tuesday reported a $6.4 billion loss — the Anglo-Australian company’s worst ever full-year result — resulting from weak commodity prices, a plunge in…

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U.S. Stocks Slip as Oil Skids and Safety Stocks Fall

U.S. stocks are lower Thursday afternoon as investors sell utility and phone company stocks, safe-play assets they’ve favored in the wake of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union last…

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