Dollar slides against yen on U.S. political concerns (news: 16/03/18)

Today's press

  • NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. dollar fell to a more than one-week low against the yen on Friday, undermined by speculation that more top Trump administration officials could be replaced and concerns U.S. trade tariffs could hurt the global economy.

  • WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. homebuilding fell more than expected in February as a plunge in the construction of multi-family housing units offset a second straight monthly increase in single-family projects.

  • Investing.com – The number of job openings in the U.S. rose in January, official data showed on Friday.

  • Investing.com – U.S. consumer sentiment rose in March, according to a report published on Friday.

  • WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. industrial production jumped 1.1 percent in February, the largest increase in four months, due to a weather-related rebound in construction and a rise in output from the nation's oil and gas fields and mines.

  • Bitcoin (BTC) may see a corrective rally following losses this week, but it's still too early to call a bottom, the technical charts indicate.

Next trading day's important events

  • 24h (GMT+3) EMU – G20 Meeting


Forex quotes:

  • USDJPY: 106.11
  • EURUSD: 1.2263


Indices:

  • S&P 500: 2758.32
  • NASDAQ: 7505.01

Source: Alpari

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