LONDON (Reuters) - The euro rose to a fresh 2-1/2 year high on Friday as currency bulls judged the central bank’s concerns about the strengthening currency at Thursday’s policy meeting as lukewarm at best.
Britain’s efforts to expand trade in goods beyond the European Union’s border took a knock in July after official figures showed the deficit with the rest of the world widened following a drop in exports.
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened lower on Friday as investors assessed the financial impact of hurricane Harvey, as hurricane Irma powers toward Florida.
OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Canadian economy added more jobs than expected in August, sending the unemployment rate to its lowest since the financial crisis, but part-time hiring accounted for all of the gains, data from Statistics Canada showed on Friday.
The pound rose to a five-week high against a weaker dollar as investors covered short positions and U.K. manufacturing data beat expectations.
Blockchain data storage network Filecoin has officially completed its initial coin offering (ICO), raising more than $257 million over a month of activity.
Next trading day's important events
- 15:15 (GMT 3) Canada - Housing Starts s.a (YoY) (Aug)
- USDJPY: 107.88
- EURUSD: 1.2032
- S&P 500: 2461.11
- NASDAQ: 6384.04