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Scramble for safety boosts gold and bonds

Fresh cracks appeared in global markets on Thursday as investors sought the safety of Japanese yen, gold and top-rated bonds while dumping US dollars on bets the Federal Reserve could be done raising interest rates. Even the absen

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Stocks dumped for safe havens as bank fears flare

Asian share markets were scorched on Tuesday as stability concerns put a torch to European bank stocks and sent investors stampeding to only the safest of safe haven assets. As fear overwhelmed greed, yields on longer-term Japanes

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Asia stocks subdued, dollar wobbles before US jobs data

Asian equities were subdued on Friday and the dollar wobbled ahead of the closely watched US jobs report, which could provide clues on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy outlook.   Shanghai shares crept up

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Oil extends gains on dollar-slide, talk of output cut

Crude oil futures extended gains from the previous session on Thursday, as a weaker dollar and unconfirmed talk of producers potentially meeting to discuss output cuts lifted the market despite record US stocks. Despite this, anal

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Oil extends gains on dollar-slide, talk of output cut

Crude oil futures extended gains from the previous session on Thursday, as a weaker dollar and unconfirmed talk of producers potentially meeting to discuss output cuts lifted the market despite record US stocks. Despite this, anal

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Oil climbs on hopes for output cut, dollar slips

Crude oil prices rose to their highest in three weeks on hopes for a pact among oil producers to cut output, while the dollar slipped on bets that interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve would be more gradual than it has suggested.

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Asia stocks find support, oil still unstable

Asian shares pushed back into the black on Thursday as investors dipped their toes back into equities and demand for safehaven assets such as the yen and sovereign bonds faded. A bounce in oil prices offered some salve to strained

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Saudi riyal hits record low, breaches 1000-level

The Saudi Arabian riyal hit a record low in the forwards market on Tuesday, breaching the key 1000-point mark as a fresh slip in oil prices raised fears that the kingdom will eventually scrap or loosen its currency peg to the US dollar.

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Asia shares fall sharply amid China confusion

Asian share markets swept lower Monday after Wall Street suffered its worst starting week in history and doubts over Beijing's economic competence sent investors into the arms of the safe-haven yen and sovereign bonds. The abs

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Gold slides from 9-week high as stocks steady, dollar firms

Gold prices fell as much as one per cent on Friday, retreating from the previous day's nine-week high as stock markets steadied after this week's rout and the dollar strengthened.   European stocks edged

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