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US: Chicago PMI fell to 52.4 in March

FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - The Chicago PMI dropped to 52.4 during March, missing expectations at 56.5 and lower than February’s 56.8. On the positive side, the index remains above the 50 threshold, indicative of expansion.

American equity markets virtually unchanged at opening

The US Stock market experienced a tepid opening Thursday as Cypriot banks reopen, and with investors looking ahead to Good Friday. Beginning with the indices and composites, the NASDAQ fell -0.08% as it settles in region of 3253.96, down -2.62 points in these moments. In addition, the S&P 500 is trading in negative territory, operating at 1561.28, descending -1.63 points or -0.10% at the time of writing. Finally, the Dow Jones has edged higher at the opening, trading in the zone of 14528.24, presently +0.01% after a movement of +2.08 points.
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Forex: EUR/USD consolidates above 1.2800

The single currency is retesting session highs around 1.2815/20 on Thursday. In the meantime, tensions surrounding Cyprus continue to allay as calm and cautiousness prevail after the banks reopening...
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