Friday, July 25, 2014
The dollar held steady in Asia Thursday with currency markets little moved by weak Japanese trade data and upbeat manufacturing figures out of China.
The price of oil fell below US$103 a barrel Thursday, giving back part of its gains from the day before, despite improvements in Chinese manufacturing.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Global stocks mostly rose Wednesday, bolstered by solid U.S. earnings and home sales as tensions between Russia and the West over Ukraine eased.
The euro touched multi-month lows against the dollar and yen on Wednesday as investors fret about the impact on the eurozone economy of possible fresh sanctions against Russia following the downing of Flight MH17.
The price of oil retreated to near US$102 per barrel on Wednesday amid a new push for a cease-fire between Israel and Palestine and after Europe imposed additional sanctions on Russia that fell short of a heavy hit.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
World stock markets rose Tuesday as tensions over the downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine eased after pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the aircraft's black boxes.
The yen eased in Asia Tuesday as news that pro-Russian rebels had handed over the black boxes of Flight MH17 eased concerns about the Ukraine crisis.
The price of oil rose above US$103 a barrel Tuesday on persisting jitters over the situation in Gaza, the standoff over the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner in Ukraine and expectations of a fall in U.S. crude inventories.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
World stock markets remained on the back foot Monday as tensions grew between Russia and the West over the downing of an airliner in eastern Ukraine.
The yen strengthened in Asia Monday as investors sought out lower-risk investments as a hedge against geopolitical uncertainty fuelled by the MH17 tragedy and Israel's ground offensive in Gaza, analysts said.