French elections Opinionway poll shows Macron slipping to 60% (news: 02/05/17)

    Today's press

    • Emmanuel Macron is losing a bit of ground to Marine Le Pen. After the gap grew to 22%, it is back down to 20%. Still huge? maybe. Yet with many people that are yet to decide and complacency, it is not over until the elections actually happen. Five days to go until the second and final round of the French presidential elections.

    • The euro moved a leg higher on Tuesday, boosted by relief that Greece and its creditors have reached an agreement to unlock the next tranche of bailout money for the debt-laden country.

    • The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has disclosed its plan to commence announce round of forex injections into the invisible segment of the market.

    • A new virtual currency launched Tuesday aims to rival industry leader bitcoin by pegging its value to hard oil assets, a first in the rapidly growing digital money sector.

    • – The U.S. dollar hit fresh 15-month highs against its Canadian counterpart on Tuesday, as investors awaited the Federal Reserve’s policy decision on Wednesday and as sentiment on crude oil remained vulnerable amid sustained supply glut concerns.

    • Bitcoin is trading at fresh all-time highs on Tuesday. The cryptocurrency hit a record$1,484.68before paring its gains. Now, it's trading up 4.2% at $1477.10a coin as of 8:03a.m. ET.

    Next trading day's important events

    • 10:00 (GMT+3) Non-monetary policy's ECB meeting
    • 12:00 (GMT+3) EMU – Gross Domestic Product s.a. (YoY) (Q1)
    • 21:00 (GMT+3) US Fed Interest Rate Decision

    Forex quotes:

    • USDJPY: 112.12
    • EURUSD: 1.0896


    • S&P 500: 2387.27
    • NASDAQ: 6084.59

    Source: Alpari

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