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European stocks bounce on Italy deal, Spanish prime minister exit

European stock markets rallied on Friday after Italy reached a new coalition deal, with investors brushing aside trade war fears as they awaited key US jobs data.

Asian markets fall, dollar rises as US rate fears return

Asian markets mostly fell with Wall Street while the dollar extended gains Wednesday as US interest rate worries resurfaced, while investors were also given a spook by North Korea's threat to pull out of a historic summit over US demands.

Oil prices reach highest level since 2014

U.S. oil prices rose above $70 a barrel on Monday for the first time since November 2014 and Brent crude climbed to fresh highs, buoyed as a deepening economic crisis in Venezuela threatened the country’s already tumbling oil supply.

Asian markets end week with losses, eyes on US jobs data

Asian markets fell on Friday, tracking another retreat on Wall Street as attention turns to the release of key US jobs data later in the day and high-level China-US trade talks in Beijing.

Dollar holds gains as Fed looms, Asia markets mostly drop

The dollar on Wednesday maintained most of its recent gains ahead of a key Federal Reserve policy announcement, while Asian equity markets struggled as investors returned from public holidays across the region.

Tokyo, Hong Kong bounce back in mixed day for Asia markets

Tokyo and Hong Kong recovered from early losses on a mixed day for Asian markets but traders remain on edge over Donald Trump's controversial tariffs, which had fanned fears of a trade war that could hammer the global economy.

Dollar extends losses on Fed move, Donald Trump revives trade war fears

The dollar extended losses in Asia on Thursday after the Federal Reserve stuck to its target for interest rate hikes this year, but fresh fears of a trade war hit equity markets as Donald Trump prepared new sanctions on China.

Asian markets sink again as Trump fans trade war fears

Asian markets fell again on Monday as the fallout from Donald Trump's proposed steel and aluminium tariffs fanned fears of a global trade war.

Tokyo, Hong Kong, Shanghai stocks down again

Asian stocks, from Tokyo to Hong Kong and Shanghai took another battering on Friday as the global rout returned with a vengeance on intensifying fears about tighter US interest rates.

Bitcoin drops below $6,200

Bitcoin plunged 20 percent to a three-month low on Tuesday, its latest sharp loss following a series of setbacks for the cryptocurrency that, with a collapse across global mainstream markets adding to the selling.

Oil rises towards $80 on US crude inventory drop, weaker dollar

Oil prices on Thursday hit their highest since December 2014, pushed up after U.S. crude inventories posted a 10th straight week of declines and as the dollar continued to weaken.

Most Asia stocks start week on a high, Hong Kong up for tenth day

Most Asian markets rose on Monday following yet more records on Wall Street, with Hong Kong chalking up its tenth day of gains.

Asian markets clumb again, dollar faces further weakness

Asian equities continued their positive start to the year on Wednesday following more record closes on Wall Street, but the dollar faced further selling pressure.

Dollar, stocks drop in Asia as Fed fails to inspire

The dollar suffered fresh losses on Thursday as Asian investors followed their New York counterparts in shifting out of the unit, unmoved by another interest rate hike and an upbeat assessment of the world's top economy.

Dollar drops before US federal reserve policy, after Alabama poll

The dollar dropped Wednesday awaiting the outcome of the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting and after a shock Democrat poll win in a staunchly Republican senate seat fuelled fears about US President Donald Trump's tax cut plans.

Oil prices hit highest levels since 2015

Oil prices hit their highest levels early on Monday as markets tightened, while Saudi Arabia’s crown prince cemented his power over the weekend through an anti-corruption crackdown that included high profile arrests.

Markets slide, dollar slumps as North Korea fears spike

Asian equities extended heavy losses Friday as a worldwide sell-off triggered by US President Donald Trump doubling down on his North Korea rhetoric showed no sign of abating.

Dollar slumps, Tokyo tanks as North Korea tensions spike

The Nikkei slumped to its lowest close for almost three months Wednesday, leading an Asia-wide sell-off sparked by President Donald Trump's apocalyptic warning over North Korea's weapons programme.

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