BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China blamed U.S. export restrictions for its record trade surplus with the United States, but expressed hope that a solution can be found to settle trade issues between the world’s two biggest economies as U.S. tariffs loom.
LONDON (Reuters) – The dollar held near a one-month low against a basket of currencies on Thursday as investors digested the implications of a generally dovish outlook from the U.S. Federal Reserve after it raised interest rates by a quarter point as widely expected.
Investing.com – Business activity in the U.S. private sector weakened in March, according to preliminary data released on Thursday.
Investing.com – UK retail sales rose 0.8% in February the Office for National Statistics said on Thursday.
Two members of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee voted to raise UK interest rates immediately this month.
The bulls' repeated failure to take out resistance around $9,000 has boosted the odds of a pullback in bitcoin prices, according to the technical charts.
Next trading day's important events
- 15:30 (GMT+3) CA – Retail Sales (MoM) (Jan)
- 15:30 (GMT+3) CA – Bank of Canada Consumer Price Index Core (YoY) (Feb)
- USDJPY: 105.49
- EURUSD: 1.2305
- S&P 500: 2675.61
- NASDAQ: 7244.42