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Trump Bans Venezuelan Cryptocurrency Petro (news: 20/03/18)

Today's press

  • President Donald Trump issued an executive order banning all transactions in the United States which involve the dubious Venezuelan cryptocurrency, the petro. Specifically, the order pertains to any cryptocurrency issued on or after January 9th of this year, and it applies to both U.S. citizens and any other individuals within the United States, according to a report by CNBC.

  • NEW YORK (Reuters) - The dollar rose broadly on Tuesday, hitting a one-week high against the yen, as investors awaited clues from the Federal Reserve on its outlook for the U.S. economy and how many interest rate increases it may embark on in 2018.

  • - The mood among German investors worsened in March, a survey showed on Tuesday.

  • Bitcoin (BTC) looks set to extend its two-day winning streak and could soon test the $9,000 mark, technical analysis suggests.

  • The rate of inflation across the UK fell to its lowest level since July last month, in yet another sign that the post-Brexit-vote hit to living standards caused by a slump in the pound is easing.

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