Morning Markets: Bitcoin up, down, and all around
- France: Industrial production index (0745 GMT)
- United Kingdom: Index of production (0930 GMT)
- United Kingdom: Trade (0930 GMT)
- Greece: CPI (1000 GMT)
- Canada: Housing Starts (1315 GMT)
- US: Employment Report - Nonfarm payrolls (1330 GMT)
- US: University of Michigan Survey of Consumers - preliminary (1500 GMT)
- The Australian dollar could hit 0.90 next year, says HSBC
- But Morgan Stanley predicts that AUD will fall to just 0.67 by Q1, 2019
- Bitcoin prices zoomed up to almost $20,000 overnight from $16,000
Bank Indonesia, the Asian nation's central bank, has made bitcoin payment illegal
The central bank says the volatility of the cryptocurrency poses risks to the economy
Gold slid to its lowest in four months on Thursday
Japan’s economy expanded in the third quarter more than initially reported
- The payment site Alipay with hold a "double 12" online retail spree on December 12
- The online shopping day will be held in Hong Kong, India, Thailand and the Philippines
- Asian stocks enjoy US rally with Japan, Australia and Hong Kong stocks rising
- Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index added 0.3%, and HK up 1.1% in late trading
- JP fell 0.3% to 113.45 per dollar
- EURUSD trading broadly flat at around $1.1745
- GBPUSD climbed 0.3% to $1.3513 overnight, its highest in more than a week
From the Floor
Sterling surge? "The rally in GBP still looks somewhat tentative," says Hardy.
Line in the sand. "If we see the gold-silver ratio approach 80, silver should attract some interest," says Hansen.
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In God we trust
The USD seemed to be working its own magic last night - waiting on news of government shutdowns and the NFP release, says Michael O'Neill
ASX good oil
Could the S&P/ASX200 stay for a little while above 6000? Turns out oil prices are what tend to make or break it, says Saxo Capital Markets
Mixed forex bag
The US dollar has rallied, Sterling is well supported on Brexit talks optimism and the New Zealand dollar has been performing poorly, says Saxo APAC Sales Trading.
Jakarta, Indonesia: Investors around the world have been caught up in the Bitcoin frenzy, but Bank Indonesia has declared payment in the volatile cryptocurrency illegal. Photo: Shutterstock
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