SINGAPORE Oil prices fell nearly 3 percent in Asian trade on Tuesday, with investors covering short positions and taking profits after Brent and U.S.
Last week, it looked like markets had bullied the US Federal Reserve into delaying interest rate increases, but over the weekend one of the central bank's most senior and respected policymakers fought back.
Gold rose after a factory gauge in China shrank to a three-year low, signaling a deeper slowdown in the world's second-biggest economy and casting doubt on when the U.S.
Shoppers were happy to show off the Blue Bell ice cream made in Alabama but sold in Brenham as cartons were stocked early Monday in parts of Texas.
SEOUL—South Korea said exports posted their sharpest fall in six years in August as shipments slumped to China, the country's largest export destination, amid concerns about a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy.