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Trump tax cuts gain momentum as Rand Paul goes 'all in' (news: 20/10/17)

Today's press

  • WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican senator Rand Paul on Friday appeared to back the Trump administration’s sweeping tax cut plan, saying he was “all in” for massive tax cuts even as the Senate passed a key budget measure without his support one day earlier.

  • Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), has said that cryptocurrencies are not "mature" enough to be regulated.

  • NEW YORK (Reuters) - The dollar rose on Friday, on track for its biggest daily gain in more than two weeks, as progress on U.S. tax reforms raised prospects of a fiscal lift to the economy, bolstering investor appetite for risk.

  • Investing.com – U.S. existing home sales unexpectedly bounced back in September from a prior decline, bolstering optimism over the health of the housing market, according to a report released on Friday by the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

  • In a week when bitcoin flirted with the $6,000 mark, the cryptocurrency stayed steady for most of yesterday and today. As of this writing, it was trading at $5,677, down by 0.56% since the start of the day. In the last year, bitcoin’s price has skyrocketed by 796%. This year, it is up by 466% and blew past the $5,000 mark last week and is on point to tip the $6,000 mark soon.

  • President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday reiterated his administration’s commitment to the creation of enabling environment and making Nigeria an attractive place for business and investment.

  • TOKYO (Reuters) - For Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda, Sunday’s general election has brought into focus the challenge of unwinding a massive stimulus program and yield curve control policy, while not hurting a budding but still fragile economy, the world’s third-largest.

Next trading day's important events

Forex quotes:

  • USDJPY: 113.42
  • EURUSD: 1.1788

Indices:

  • S&P 500: 2569.73
  • NASDAQ: 6627.49

 



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