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LONDON: Brent crude oil futures drifted lower on Friday, further below $103 a barrel, as a strong dollar and plentiful supplies continued to pressure prices. October Brent crude was down 16 cents to US$102.47 a barrel by 0829 GMT. US crude was down 34 cents at US$93.62 a barrel. Traders and analysts said the market appeared to be pausing after hefty sell offs which have driven Brent to its lowest level since June 2013.
Aug06The U.S. Comex gold futures fell almost ten dollars in the past two days and ended at $1,284.60 on Tuesday even though Russia has been rebuilding troops in Ukraine’s border. The Dollar Index climbed 0.27% this week to 81.523 after rising 0.34% last week. The S&P 500 Index has dropped 0.25% while the Euro Stoxx 50 Index and the CRB Commodities Index were flat this week. Last week, the S&P 500 Index and the Euro Stoxx 50 Index fell 2.69% and 3.23% respectively. The U.S.
U.S. markets are on the rise this morning after closing lower on Thursday. The S&P 500 is up 0.19% and the Dow is up 0.16%. In Asia , markets were mixed again Friday. The Nikkei ended down 0.34%, while the Shanghai Composite was up 0.42%. European markets are up today, rebounding from yesterday's concerns over Portugal. The FTSE is up 0.23%, while the German DAX is up .06%. Energy futures are mixed this morning. West Texas Intermediate crude oil is down $0.
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SINGAPORE, July 2 (Reuters) - U.S. crude futures held steady above $105 a barrel in early Asian trade on Wednesday on worries about supply disruption, although gains were capped by an industry report showing U.S. stockpiles fell less than expected. U.S. crude gained 2 cents to $105.36 by 2348 GMT, after ending at $105.34 a barrel, its lowest settlement since June 11. Brent futures ended 7 cents down at $112.29, also at its lowest since June 11.
BEIJING, July 1 (Xinhua) -- China's treasury bond futures opened higher on Tuesday, with contract for settlement in September opening at 94.45 yuan (15.34 U.S. dollars), up 0.036 yuan from the previous close. The contract for settlement in December opened 0.038 yuan higher at 94.868 yuan. The contracts are agreements to buy or sell treasury bonds at a predetermined price and set date. They allow investors to bet on or profit from the movements in the value of the bonds.