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Thursday, August 6, 2015
The U.S. dollar rose against the euro and yen in Asia Wednesday, adding to gains driven by a U.S. Federal Reserve official's support for a September interest rate hike.
Oil prices rose in Asia Wednesday as dealers predicted that the latest U.S. crude stockpiles and production data will point towards upbeat demand in the world's top crude consumer, analysts said.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Fire sale on stuff that burns: Oil, natural gas, coal down
These days it seems whatever can be burned to power a car, heat a home, make electricity or ship people and goods around the globe is being sold at bargain basement prices.
The euro modestly rebounded Tuesday following a drop in New York as a plunge on the Greek stock market revived worries about Athens' future in the eurozone.
Oil prices rebounded in Asia Tuesday after falling steeply in the previous session owing to weak Chinese and U.S. manufacturing and continued worries about the global supply glut, analysts said.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Oil prices fell in Asia Monday on persistent concerns about the global supply glut, after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) indicated that it will not budge from its current lofty output levels, analysts said.
The American dollar rose against the euro and yen on Monday after falling in U.S. trade owing to a weak report on workers' pay that reignited questions about the timeline for an interest rate hike.
Saturday, August 1, 2015
Most Asian markets advanced Friday on a healthy batch of economic growth data out of the United States but Shanghai sank again, extending the previous day's sell-off.
Oil prices extended their decline in Asia on Friday after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) cartel indicated that current lofty output levels will remain, while a stronger U.S. dollar is also causing downward pressure.
The American dollar eased against the yen Friday after a three-day rally driven by upbeat U.S. economic growth and expectations of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike as early as September. In Tokyo, the greenback bought 123.97 yen against 124.15 yen in New York, where it briefly jumped to 124.50 yen.
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