Final version of Trans-Pacific trade deal released, rules pushed by U.S. on ice (news: 21/02/18)

Today's press

  • WELLINGTON/SYDNEY (Reuters) – The final version of a landmark deal aimed at cutting trade barriers in some of the Asia-Pacific’s fastest-growing economies was released on Wednesday, signaling the pact was a step closer to reality even without its star member the United States.

  • Investing.com – Euro zone private sector activity eased but remained solid in February, according to survey data released on Wednesday.

  • LONDON (Reuters) – Sterling slipped to a one-week low on Wednesday after data showed Britain’s unemployment rate rose unexpectedly for the first time in almost two years in the three months to December.

  • The government of Venezuela published several guides Tuesday in support of the presale for its "petro" cryptocurrency.

  • Crypto exchange platforms Coinbase and Bitfinex both announced yesterday, Feb. 20, that they are now ready to implement the Segregated Witness (SegWit) scalability upgrade for Bitcoin (BTC).

  • Despite the fact that trading on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange on Tuesday was characterised by sell-offs across sectors, the negative impact was offset by buying interest in some large cap stocks, especially that of Dangote Cement Plc.

Next trading day's important events

  • 15:30 (GMT+3) Eurozone – ECB Monetary Policy Meeting Accounts
  • 16:30 (GMT+3) CA – Retail Sales (MoM) (Dec)


Forex quotes:

  • USDJPY: 107.54
  • EURUSD: 1.2334


Indices:

  • S&P 500: 2726.15
  • NASDAQ: 7275.71

Source: Alpari

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