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Dollar, US yields rise on rate-hike prospects

The dollar traded near weekly highs and US Treasury yields rose on Thursday as US gross domestic product data showed a pick-up in consumer spending and encouraged bets that hikes in US interest rates will start as soon as September.

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Oil climbs as big US stocks lift demand outlook

Oil prices extended gains in Asian trade on Thursday, after a larger than expected draw in US crude and gasoline stocks strengthened the outlook for oil demand. But gains were capped by a stronger dollar and despite the drop in oi

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Oil climbs as big US stocks lift demand outlook

Oil prices extended gains in Asian trade on Thursday, after a larger than expected draw in US crude and gasoline stocks strengthened the outlook for oil demand. But gains were capped by a stronger dollar and despite the drop in oi

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Oil falls on glut fears, weaker dollar support

Oil prices fell in Asian trade on Wednesday as concerns over global oversupply outweighed the impact of a likely larger than expected draw in US crude stocks and a weakening dollar. Asian investors focused on OPEC production figur

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Gold slides again as investors pull back

Gold fell more than 1 per cent to a five-year low on Wednesday as a bounce in the dollar fuelled downside momentum, with investors continuing to pull away from the metal after its dramatic slide earlier this week. A looming rise i

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Oil drops on stronger dollar, ample supply

Oil prices edged lower on Tuesday, dragged down by a firm dollar and ample supply of both crude and refined products. Expectations of more Iranian supply following a nuclear deal and concerns that economic worries in China and Eur

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Dollar in demand, gold dives to five-year low

The US dollar held broad gains in Asia on Monday as investors looked ahead to higher interest rates from the Federal Reserve, while gold slumped to five-year lows as a lack of global inflation left little to hedge against. The pre

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Gold around 8-month low on Fed hike prospect

Gold fell close to its lowest level in eight months on Friday (July 17) pressured by a strong dollar and increasing bets on a Federal Reserve rate rise this year while platinum hit lows not seen in more than six years. Platinum br

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No big rial appreciation after Iran deal

Iran's central bank governor indicated on Wednesday that Tehran was keen to dampen any rise in the rial due to optimism over the lifting of economic sanctions after its nuclear deal with world powers. The rial, which suffered

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Global equities rally on Greek agreement

World equity prices rallied on Monday as investors welcomed a conditional agreement to negotiations aimed at keeping Greece afloat with a bailout and to stay within the euro zone. European equities surged almost 2 per cent while W

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