The dollar matched a two-year high versus the euro amid speculation the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates as early as April as other major central banks continue monetary easing.
SINGAPORE: Oil prices rose in early trading on Monday as Asian markets opened strongly into a holiday-shortened week and as consensus spread that Brent crude prices would likely remain above $60 for the rest of the year.
Saudi Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi, center, at the opening session of the 10th Arab Energy Conference in Abu Dhabi Sunday. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images.
Gas station attendant Oscar Rodriguez accepts a credit card after pumping gas into a vehicle at Performance Fuels in Smithtown, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014.
China's stocks rallied to the highest level since April 2010 as investors piled into the largest companies amid a surge in trading.