Euro Zone Annual Inflation Revised Down to 1.9% in November (news: 17/12/18)

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Euro Zone Annual Inflation Revised Down to 1.9% in November

Investing.com – Euro zone consumer price inflation for November was unexpectedly revised lower on Monday, adding to skepticism that the European Central Bank will be able to move ahead with an interest rate hike in 2019.

Pound stuck near 20-month low as UK gov’t rules out second Brexit referendum

LONDON (Reuters) – The pound languished near 20-month lows on Monday, with reports that more politicians are calling for a second Brexit referendum doing little to force the currency out of a narrow trading range.

Trump again blasts Fed for ‘even considering’ rate hike

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump early on Monday again criticized the Federal Reserve for its current series of interest-rate increases, days before the U.S. central bank is expected to push up interest rates again.

Bitcoin climbs above $3,400, headed for biggest daily rise in nearly three weeks

LONDON (Reuters) – Bitcoin rose sharply on Monday, climbing above $3,400 in a move traders ascribed to heavy buying on Japan and Hong Kong-based exchanges.

NAHB Housing Market Index Unexpectedly Falls to 3½-Year Low in December

Investing.com – Home builder confidence unexpectedly worsened in December, falling to a three-and-a-half-year low as concerns over housing affordability persisted.

Iran: Science and Tech Department Official Says Blockchain Can Improve National Economy

An official at the Iranian government’s vice presidency for science and technology has said blockchain can help improve the country’s national economy. His statements were reported by English-language daily newspaper The Tehran Times on Dec. 16.

Next trading day’s important events

03:30 (GMT+3)  AU – RBA Meeting’s Minutes

16:30 (GMT+3)  US – Housing Starts (MoM) (Nov)

Forex quotes:

USDJPY: 112.99

EURUSD: 1.133

Indices:

S&P 500: 2594.52

NASDAQ: 6906.18

 

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