Wednesday Outlook: Asian shares rise; dollar rally runs out of steam

Oil churns higher; gold rises

  
An employee of a foreign exchange trading company uses a smartphone in front of a monitor showing the Japanese yen's exchange rate against the U.S. dollar, in Tokyo December 3, 2013. Asian shares eased and the dollar firmed on Tuesday as unexpectedly strong U.S. factory activity bolstered expectations the Federal Reserve will soon trim its stimulus, while the yen tumbled on speculation of further central bank easing. The dollar hit a six-month high of 103.175 yen, extending a 0.5 percent gain overnight and less than 1 yen away from a 4-1/2 year high reached in May.

An employee of a foreign exchange trading company uses a smartphone in front of a monitor showing the Japanese yen's exchange rate against the U.S. dollar, in Tokyo December 3, 2013. Asian shares eased and the dollar firmed on Tuesday as unexpectedly strong U.S. factory activity bolstered expectations the Federal Reserve will soon trim its stimulus, while the yen tumbled on speculation of further central bank easing. The dollar hit a six-month high of 103.175 yen, extending a 0.5 percent gain overnight and less than 1 yen away from a 4-1/2 year high reached in May.

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Asian stocks rise, oil churns higher on recovery bets
Equities and commodities supported by recovery hopes

Dollar rally runs out of puff as yields ease
Sterling hits one-week high after BoE talks down negative rates

Gold rises as rally in U.S. dollar, Treasury yields hits brakes
Gold's big picture still very constructive - analyst

Oil prices extend gains after U.S. inventory drop
Prices are shrugging off the latest developments in Europe and the United States


 

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