U.S. shutdown fears hurt dollar, Treasury yields at highest since 2014
LONDON (Reuters) – The dollar wallowed near three-year lows on Friday as heightened fears of a U.S. government shutdown unnerved investors, while U.S. Treasury yields continued an upward march to hit their highest levels since September 2014.
UK Retail Sales Fall Twice as Much as Forecast in December
Investing.com – Retail sales in the UK declined much more than expected in December, dampening optimism over the British economy, official data showed on Friday.
Stuck at $12K: Bitcoin Price Needs Quick Progress to Avert Further Losses
Stuck in the doldrums today, bitcoin needs a quick break above $12,500 or the tide may turn in favor of the bears, the charts suggest.
Next trading day's important events
16:30 (GMT+3) US – Chicago Fed National Activity Index (Dec)