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Asian stocks hit hard by unrest in Syria; Nikkei at two-month low
Wed, 28 Aug 2013 11:02:11 GMT
 
Asian shares declined as tension around Syria boosted massive sell-offs, which fueled the save haven Japanese Yen and hurt Japanese overseas sellers. Japanese Nikkei 225 decreased 1.49% to 13,341.83, continuing >>
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Aussie falls against counterparts as volatility rallies to 6-week high
Tue, 27 Aug 2013 16:01:08 GMT
 
The Australian currency declined against all 16 major peers as volatility headed towards the highest level in six weeks, curbing demand for the currency. The Australian Dollar plummeted 0.8% to >>
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Copper recovers amid risk off confidence, follows safe-haven assets
Tue, 27 Aug 2013 15:27:05 GMT
 
Copper futures recovered as unrest in Syria intensified, damping investors' risk appetite, while the Federal Reserve tapering uncertainty still weighs. The December copper contract advanced 1.34% to $3.364 per pound. >>
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U.S. consumer sentiment rises to 81.5 in August
Tue, 27 Aug 2013 15:14:06 GMT
 
The U.S. Consumer Confidence Index advanced from 80.3 in July to 81.5 points in August. The number of consumers who expected business conditions to worsen decreased from 11.3% in July >>
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Loonie slips second day as investors seek safety amid Syria
Tue, 27 Aug 2013 15:03:03 GMT
 
The Canada's currency declined for the second day after John Kerry announced the U.S. will hold Syria's government to account for using deadly chemical-weapons boosted demand for the safer assets >>
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U.S. stock futures slide amid worries on response to Syria
Tue, 27 Aug 2013 14:52:03 GMT
 
U.S. stock-index futures fell, indicating the S&P's 500 Index will decline for a second day, while tension over possible military activity in Syria increased and investors awaited data showing reduction >>
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European shares fall most in nine weeks amid Syria tension
Tue, 27 Aug 2013 14:41:03 GMT
 
European shares declined the most in nine weeks as John Kerry announced the U.S. will hold Syria's government to account for deadly chemical-weapons attacks on its people, damping investors' risk >>
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Corn fluctuates following largest jump in 14 months amid dry weather
Tue, 27 Aug 2013 13:51:05 GMT
 
Corn fluctuated between gains and losses following the biggest increase in over a year while investors weighed the prospects for hot, dry weather in the Midwest against outlook of an >>
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Crude oil prices continue to rise as Syria adds to uncertainty
Tue, 27 Aug 2013 13:37:05 GMT
 
West Texas Intermediate crude futures continued to increase, while conflict in Syria has amplified an the world is expecting the reaction from U.S. WTI advanced 0.93% to $106.91 a barrel, >>
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Euro dives despite expectation-beating German Ifo
Tue, 27 Aug 2013 10:44:30 GMT
 
Sentiment among companies in Germany advanced more than expected in August, however the 17-nation currency declined. The German business sentiment for August increased from 106.2 in July to 107.5, beating >>
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Gold jumps to two-month high amid ETP holdings, Syria tension
Tue, 27 Aug 2013 10:22:04 GMT
 
Gold advanced to the highest level in over two months after a decrease in sales of bullion exchange-traded product and on political tension over Syria. Gold for immediate settlement increased >>
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Italian bonds drop for third day ahead of debt auction
Tue, 27 Aug 2013 09:47:51 GMT
 
Italian five-year securities decreased for the third day, sending the yield to the highest point this month, as Italy prepared to auction 18.5 billion euros of notes this week. Italy's >>
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U.K. bonds rise ahead of Carney's BOE policy speech; Sterling down
Tue, 27 Aug 2013 09:38:58 GMT
 
U.K. government gilts increased on speculation the Bank of England Governor Mark Carney may confirm tomorrow his intention to keep borrowing costs at the record low. The 10-year U.K. bond >>
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European stocks plunge, regardless of German IFO
Tue, 27 Aug 2013 09:38:20 GMT
 
Shares in Europe continued losing, with equities mostly ignoring German business indicator, while Increasing concerns over troubles in Syria overshadowed the IFO Business Climate data release. The pan-European Euro Stoxx >>
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Oil futures gain on Syria distress and Iraq shipment reduction
Tue, 27 Aug 2013 08:54:10 GMT
 
Oil prices soared on Tuesday as the Syria situation became worse and international military intervention is feared in the country, threatening large-scale supply disturbances from the Middle East. Iraq said >>
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