LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s sluggish economy perked up slightly during the past three months, an unexpected boost that clears the way for the Bank of England to raise interest rates next week for the first time in a decade.
The dollar traded near a three-month high against the yen on Wednesday, underpinned by reports that Republican senators were favoring John Taylor to become the next head of the U.S. Federal Reserve.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New orders for key U.S.-made capital goods increased more than expected in September and shipments rose for an eighth straight month, pointing to robust business spending that should help to mitigate the impact on the economy from the hurricanes.
Further rumors are surfacing that Amazon will announce a Bitcoin-related innovation Thursday, as a German newspaper fuels speculation.
Next trading day's important events
- 14:45 (GMT 3) ECB Interest Rate Decision
- 15:30 (GMT 3) ECB Monetary policy statement and press conference
- n/a (GMT 3) Catalan Parliament Session
- USDJPY: 113.73
- EURUSD: 1.1805
- S&P 500: 2560.45
- NASDAQ: 6584.89