During the daily press briefing of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, it was announced that Mexico will receive 1.4 million doses of the vaccine by the end of January. Is that optimistic enough for the peso?
Digital coins tack on
On Thursday, prices of the key crypto assets headed north in Asia. In fact, reports that CoinMarketCap is going to launch two crypto benchmark indices gained some attention.
Eventually, Bitcoin managed to inch up by up to 0.8% ending up with a result of $5,241.6. As for Ethereum, this digital coin shot up by 3.2% concluding the trading session at $171.02. Besides this, XRP surged by nearly 1.8% being worth $0.33850. Moreover, Litecoin rallied by nearly 1% trading at $80.572.
CoinMarketCap is geared up towards issuing two crypto benchmark indices on NASDAQ GIDS, Thomson Reuters Eikon, Börse Stuttgart, and Bloomberg Terminals, as some sources revealed. The two indices are expected to cover the top 200 digital coins.
As CEO of CoinMarketCap, Brandon Chez told, they are glad to give birth to these indices since they are going to promote greater accessibility to crypto data in a suitable format. They have teamed up with Solactive for this purpose. They really hope that their professionally-calculated indices will expand the reach of digital coins into the larger financial markets.
In addition to this, a key crypto exchange Coinbase has already expanded its crypto-to-crypto trading to up to 11 more countries in Southeast Asia and Latin America, as follows from their blog post on Tuesday.
Besides this, it was previously informed that the crypto exchange is teaming up with Visa with the aim of launching a crypto card, enabling card holders to spend digital coins as effortlessly as the fiat money in their bank. They also expected ATM withdrawals to substitute the conventional time-consuming crypto-to-fiat withdrawal process often taking more than 24 hours.
The European Central Bank will publish the monetary policy statement with the interest rate decision on January 21, at 14:45 MT time.
Joe Biden is going to unveil a Covid-19 relief package of about $2 trillion. After this announcement, the 10-year Treasury yield rose, adding support for the USD.
The US dollar’s weakness offered a boost to emerging-market currencies and oil.