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.
Investing.com – 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
- USDJPY: 112.77
- EURUSD: 1.1752
- S&P 500: 2533.71
- NASDAQ: 6523.58