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U.S. jobless claims rise marginally as labor market tightens (news: 31/08/17)

Today's press

  • WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose slightly last week, pointing to sustained labor market strength that should continue to support the economy.

  • LONDON (Reuters) - The euro fell against the dollar on Thursday after sources told Reuters that a growing numbers of European Central Bank policymakers were concerned by the strength of the euro and may go slower tightening monetary policy as a result.

  • Investing.com - The U.S. dollar rose to the day’s highs against a basket of the other major currencies on Thursday despite mixed U.S. economic reports, as the euro and sterling weakened.

  • Prices climbed as high as $4,747.15, according to the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (BPI), after opening at roughly $4,630. The gains come a day after bitcoin's price increased to $4,703, surpassing the previous market high set on August 18.

Next trading day's important events

Forex quotes:

  • USDJPY: 110.34
  • EURUSD: 1.1856

Indices:

  • S&P 500: 2465.51
  • NASDAQ: 6396.70

 


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