1. UK demands concessions from EU in trade negotiations
2. RBA hints at further easing of monetary policy
3. The Fed is not considering issuing its own cryptocurrency
A spokeswoman for the British Prime Minister said that the UK does not intend to resume Brexit negotiations until the EU changes its position on a number of key issues. To reach an agreement, concessions are needed not only from the UK, but also from the EU. Until this is the UK does not intend to resume the negotiation process. At the same time, the negotiating groups will remain in touch for consultations. A Reuters poll showed that now the probability of Britain leaving the EU without an announcement is about 40%.
From the minutes of the last meeting of the Reserve Bank of Australia published today, it follows that in the near future the regulator may expand the asset buyback program and reduce the interest rate to strengthen economic stimulus measures. The bank's board intends to retain very stimulating policy parameters for as long as necessary. The AUD/USD currency pair responded to the publication of RBA protocols by a decrease of 0.5%.
Fed heads Jerome Powell said that the regulator does not yet intend to issue its own cryptocurrency. As reasons, he noted a number of problems that remain unresolved, including the possibility of theft of digital money and various fraud options. The cryptocurrency market reacted to these comments with a decrease. In the top 10, only Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash are held in the green trading zone.
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