Euro zone unemployment falls to nine-year low as economy powers ahead (news: 09/01/18)

Today's press

  • BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Euro zone unemployment fell to a new nine-year low in November thanks to strong economic growth, data showed on Tuesday, but the jobless rates differ widely across the single currency bloc.

  • LONDON (Reuters) – The yen reached a five-day high on Tuesday, after the Bank of Japan trimmed its purchases of long-dated government bonds in market operations, stoking speculation the central bank could start to wind down its huge stimulus policy this year.

  • LONDON, (Reuters) – Inflation-squeezed British shoppers cut back on almost everything other than food in the last three months of 2017, leading to the biggest fall in non-grocery spending since 2009, industry figures showed on Tuesday.

  • Bitcoin remains on the defensive, despite yesterday's sharp recovery from $14,000 levels.

Next trading day's important events

  • 12:30 (GMT+3) UK – Industrial Production (MoM) (Nov)


Forex quotes:

  • USDJPY: 112.65
  • EURUSD: 1.1932


Indices:

  • S&P 500: 2751.82
  • NASDAQ: 7172.02

Source: Alpari

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