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Wall Street opens higher on tech boost; Fed in focus

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Wall Street opens higher on tech boost; Fed in focus

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened higher on Tuesday boosted by technology shares, as investors wait for clues on the Federal Reserve’s path for future rate hikes.

Sterling rises as May battles to win support for her Brexit deal

LONDON (Reuters) - The British pound rose further away from 20-month lows on Tuesday, helped by a weaker dollar and confirmation Prime Minister Theresa May will seek parliamentary approval for her much-criticised Brexit deal in mid-January.

German IFO Business Climate Index Deteriorates in December - German business confidence deteriorated for the fourth straight month in December, according to survey data released on Tuesday, adding to concerns over the health of the euro zone's biggest economy.

U.S. Housing Starts and Building Permits Unexpectedly Surge in November - U.S. homebuilding unexpectedly jumped in November, providing some relief to concern of the health of the American real estate sector. Price Jumps 10% on Anniversary of All-Time High

Bitcoin (BTC) could be in for a stronger recovery rally ahead of New Year as the recent major sell-off looks to be fading.

Next trading day's important events

16:30 (GMT 3)  CA - Consumer Price Index (MoM) (Nov)

22:00 (GMT 3)  US - Fed Interest Rate Decision

22:30 (GMT 3)  US - FOMC Press conference

Forex quotes:

USDJPY: 112.56

EURUSD: 1.1369


S&P 500: 2567.33

NASDAQ: 6818.88


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