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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Oil prices eased in Asia Monday but analysts said losses were tempered by supply concerns in the crude-rich Middle East after Saudi-led warplanes struck rebel targets in Yemen.
The euro slipped in Asian trade on Monday, hurt by worries over talks between Greece and its creditors as it prepares to submit reform proposals to secure a bailout.
World stock markets were buoyant Monday as investors cheered Fed chief Janet Yellen's comments signaling that U.S. interest rates would rise only gradually. Chinese stocks soared on hopes for more economic stimulus measures.
Finger-pointing between Germany and Greece will only play into the hands of Europe's enemies, Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said on Monday.
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Germany's DAX added 0.1 percent to 11,855.93 and France's CAC-40 rose 0.3 percent to 5,020.27. Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.4 percent to 6,867.55. Futures pointed to a fifth day of losses on Wall Street. S&P 500 futures were down 0.2 percent at 2,043.70.
The yen resumed its rally on Friday after getting a boost in U.S. trade over fears that the Yemen crisis will explode into a wider Middle East conflict.
Oil prices fell in Asia Friday, cutting short a recent rally as investors weighed the potential for disruptions in Middle East supplies caused by the Yemen crisis and a global crude glut, analysts said.
Friday, March 27, 2015
World stocks down on weak data, Wall Street dive
World stock markets and the U.S. dollar slid Thursday, battered by weak economic data and tensions in the Middle East as futures pointed to another dive on Wall Street.
The U.S. dollar fell against the yen and euro Thursday after poor U.S. data dented confidence in the world's top economy and threw into question the timeline for a long-awaited Federal Reserve interest rate hike.
Oil prices jumped more than five percent in Asia Thursday after Saudi Arabian jets struck rebel targets in Yemen, with fears growing that a spiralling crisis in the country could threaten key crude producers in the Middle East.
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