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Concerns have been mounting around the coronavirus delta variant's spread in the U.S., Europe and Asia, and particularly in China, which is on high alert as it confronts hundreds of fresh cases. 11:37 p.m. Aug. 4, 2021

Asian markets rebound despite wariness of Chinese tech stocks

Asian stocks were mostly higher Wednesday as traders mirrored overnight gains on Wall Street during another busy earnings week. 11:54 p.m. Aug. 3, 2021

New coronavirus wave is giving credence to the risks of a U.S. stagflation-like scenario

Latest wave raises concerns "that this might be the new normal," BMO Capital Markets strategists Ian Lyngen and Ben Jeffery write in a note. 12:07 p.m. Aug. 3, 2021

Today in Commodities

Gold futures end lower Thursday as yields pop higher, U.S. stocks rally

Gold futures closed slightly lower Thursday, quashing bullion's attempt to deliver its first back-to-back gain since mid July, as Treasury yields climbed but still hung near lows not seen since mid to early February. The 10-year Treasury note was yielding around 1.20% Thursday afternoon after hitting its lowest intraday level since Feb. 10 at 1.1255%, a day earlier. December gold settled $5.60, or 0.3%, lower at $1,808.90 an ounce, after closing up less than 0.1% on Wednesday. The decline for gold also comes as the Dow Jones Industrial Average , the S&P 500 index and the Nasdaq Composite Index were rallying, trading at or near record highs and underscoring a weaker appetite on the session for assets perceived as havens like gold and bonds. The rise in Treasury yields can also undercut the appeal of gold compared against precious metals that don't offer a coupon.

1:42 p.m. Today

Today in Bonds

Treasury yields end higher as jobless claims fall

Yields advanced Thursday as jobless benefit claims fell and investors geared up for Friday's July jobs report, following the Treasury market's wild ride in the previous session.

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Currencies Headlines

Asian markets pull back as pandemic worries overshadow earnings

Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower on Tuesday as jitters about the fast spread of the coronavirus's delta variant dented enthusiasm about strong corporate profits.

11:39 p.m. Aug. 2, 2021
Asian markets gain even as China’s manufacturing slows

Asian stocks started the week higher Monday, even as China reported a slowdown in manufacturing activity and countries in the region continued to be hammered by the delta variant.

12:14 a.m. Aug. 2, 2021
As Congress clashes over borrowing and debt, gold is likely to beat stocks

Gold outperforms stocks whenever the U.S. government has risked default.

11:31 a.m. July 31, 2021

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Bitcoin Jumps to a Six-Week High

The price of Bitcoin rose as much as 20% between Friday and Monday. WSJ's Joe Wallace reports as some investors say speculation around Amazon's potential ventures into digital currencies is in part driving the rally. Photo: Paul Yeung/Bloomberg News. video content

Key Cross Rates

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United Kingdom PoundGBP /zigman2/quotes/210561263/realtime/sampled1.3928 /zigman2/quotes/210561278/realtime/sampled1.1770 /zigman2/quotes/210561291/realtime/sampled152.8900
European EuroEUR /zigman2/quotes/210561242/realtime/sampled1.1835 /zigman2/quotes/210561278/realtime/sampled0.8496 /zigman2/quotes/210561215/realtime/sampled129.8900
Japanese YenJPY /zigman2/quotes/210561789/realtime/sampled0.0091 /zigman2/quotes/210561291/realtime/sampled0.0065 /zigman2/quotes/210561215/realtime/sampled0.0077

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USDCHF/zigman2/quotes/210561981/realtime/sampled 0.9067 0.9071 0.9073 0.9065 17:35:21
GBPUSD/zigman2/quotes/210561263/realtime/sampled 1.3927 1.3929 1.3933 1.3927 17:35:31
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USDCAD/zigman2/quotes/210561978/realtime/sampled 1.2494 1.2499 1.2511 1.2496 17:35:31
EURCHF/zigman2/quotes/210561153/realtime/sampled 1.0729 1.0732 1.0737 1.0729 17:35:32
EURJPY/zigman2/quotes/210561215/realtime/sampled 129.8700 129.9100 130.0500 129.8600 17:35:31
NZDJPY/zigman2/quotes/210561685/realtime/sampled 77.4200 77.4600 77.4900 77.4166 17:35:34
AUDCHF/zigman2/quotes/210560928/realtime/sampled 0.6707 0.6717 0.6717 0.6711 17:35:33
AUDNZD/zigman2/quotes/210560938/realtime/sampled 1.0482 1.0502 1.0496 1.0488 17:35:26
CADJPY/zigman2/quotes/210560992/realtime/sampled 87.8174 87.8606 87.8700 87.7400 17:35:31
EUR= European Euro CHF= Swiss Franc NZD= New Zealand Dollar
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