Euro falls as ECB curbs bond-buying (news: 26/10/17)

Today's press

  • LONDON (Reuters) – The euro fell half a percent on Thursday as investors took profits after the European Central Bank said it would extend its bond purchases at a reduced rate on Thursday, as widely expected.

  • WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits increased less than expected last week, suggesting the labor market continued to tighten after recent hurricane-related disruptions.

  • Investing.com – Pending home sales in the U.S. showed no change in September, dampening optimism over the health of the housing sector, industry data showed on Thursday.

  • Catalonia's leader, Carles Puigdemont, has cancelled an address in which he was expected to dissolve the regional parliament and call an election for December.

  • At press time, the bitcoin-U.S. dollar (BTC/USD) exchange rate is $5,840 across global exchanges. As per CoinMarketCap, the cryptocurrency has witnessed a 6 percent increase in the last 24 hours.

Next trading day's important events

  • 15:30 (GMT+3) US – Gross Domestic Product Annualized (Q3)Preliminar
  • 15:30 (GMT+3) US – Core Personal Consumption Expenditures (QoQ) (Q3)Preliminar


Forex quotes:

  • USDJPY: 113.80
  • EURUSD: 1.1718


Indices:

  • S&P 500: 2561.25
  • NASDAQ: 6557.00

Source: Alpari

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