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BOJ keeps policy steady, board newcomer signals desire for easing

Today's press

  • TOKYO (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan kept policy settings steady on Tuesday but a board newcomer called for clearer commitment to ramp up stimulus if necessary, potentially complicating future efforts by the central bank to dial back its massive monetary support.

  • Investing.com - The price of the digital currency bitcoin hit the highest level in its nine-year history on Tuesday after futures markets operator CME Group (NASDAQ:CME) announced plans to launch bitcoin futures later this year.

  • The dollar brushed off news that investigators had charged President Donald Trump's former campaign manager on Tuesday, putting it on track for its best month since February.

  • The International Monetary Fund says the Federal Government’s plan to refinance local loans with increased foreign loans may expose the economy to exchange rate risks.

  • Following a pledge in August to change the code as necessary to stay competitive, the developers behind the alternative bitcoin software took a step toward following through this week. In a post yesterday, developers behind one of the bitcoin cash clients revealed they will seek to change the software's rules via a hard fork on Nov. 1.

Next trading day's important events

Forex quotes:

  • USDJPY: 113.45
  • EURUSD: 1.1637

Indices:

  • S&P 500: 2576.61
  • NASDAQ: 6725.81

 


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