Spanish tensions bar Europe from global stocks party (news: 04/10/17)

Today's press

  • LONDON (Reuters) – Global stock markets hit a record high on Wednesday with investors in exuberant mood in the United States overnight and in Asia, but sentiment in Europe was soured by a political crisis gathering steam in Spain.

  • MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) – Catalonia will move on Monday to declare independence from Spain, a regional government source said, as the European Union nation nears a rupture that threatens the foundations of its young democracy and has unnerved financial markets.

  • President Donald Trump’s advisers have given him a final list of people they’re recommending as candidates to lead the Federal Reserve and have ended the search, according to seven people familiar with the matter.

  • (Reuters) – U.S. private employers added 135,000 jobs in September, topping economists' expectations even as Hurricane Harvey and Irma "significantly impacted smaller retailers," a report by a payrolls processor showed on Wednesday.

  • – The U.S. services sector expanded in September, beating expectations as the economy expands.

  • The CEO of the world's largest asset manager sees "huge opportunities" for cryptocurrencies – but argues that work needs to be done before they become more widely accepted.

Next trading day's important events

  • 14:30 (GMT+3) ECB Monetary Policy Meeting Accounts

Forex quotes:

  • USDJPY: 112.77
  • EURUSD: 1.1752


  • S&P 500: 2533.71
  • NASDAQ: 6523.58

Source: Alpari

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