BRUSSELS/BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday trade wars were good and easy to win, striking a defiant tone after global criticism of his plan to slap tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum that triggered a slide in world stock markets.
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May called on Friday for a deep partnership with the European Union after Brexit, setting out ambitions for a tailor-made deal with independent arbitration and new arrangements for regulation and financial services.
LONDON (Reuters) - The Japanese yen surged to a 16-month high against the dollar as investors sold the greenback as prospects of a trade war gripped currency markets after U.S. President Donald Trump announced hefty new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.
Investing.com - Activity in the UK construction sector rose last month but still remained subdued, according to a closely watched business survey released on Friday.
Investing.com - The Canadian economy expanded in December, according to official data released on Friday.
Mark Carney is calling for greater regulation to bring the era of cryptocurrency “anarchy” to an end.
Bitcoin (BTC) passed above the $11,000 mark this morning, but is having a tough time holding on to the gains amid low trading volumes.
Next trading day's important events
- USDJPY: 105.32
- EURUSD: 1.2324
- S&P 500: 2658.14
- NASDAQ: 2658.14