La Libra, Facebook's digital currency, announced for 2021 in reduced format

The launch of Facebook's digital currency, Libra , could take place in 2021. The project may benefit from favorable factors in the global economy, but regulators will have to be convinced first.  Facebook could launch Libra, its digital currency in 2021, we learn from the British media Financial Times, which quotes people close to the process. The product is expected to arrive in a limited version, after the project has met with great aversion from regulators, including in the United States, the country where the headquarters of the social media management company are located. The stakeholder association behind this digital currency project is now planning to launch a single version of Libra that will itself be pegged to the dollar, at the rate of one unit of US currency for each Facebook digital currency . “The other forms of currencies will be deployed at a later stage,” the FT source added. The exact launch date will depend on when the project

Wall Street hesitant before closing a buoyant August

The New York Stock Exchange trades in disarray shortly after opening Monday, the last August trading session that is expected to be the best in 36 years for the flagship Standard & Poor's 500 index. 

A few minutes after the start of trading, the Dow Jones index lost 113.26 points, or 0.4%, to 28,540.61 and the Standard & Poor's 500, larger, fell 0.11% to 3.504.25 then that the Nasdaq Composite gained 0.21% to 11,719.89 points.

The S & P-500 so far is up 7.1% over one month, its best performance for an August since 1984 and its fifth positive monthly performance in a row, which has enabled it to string together records in recent days.

The Nasdaq, which is also moving at unprecedented levels, has risen 8.8% since August 1, while the Dow is gaining nearly 8%, around 3% from its high on February 12.

Global equities benefited among other things on Monday from the rise in the official PMI activity index in services in China, which reassures the prospects for a rebound in the world economy.



In the United States, investors are awaiting the ISM manufacturing index on Tuesday, the first indicator for August in a series that will end on Friday with the monthly employment report.

At values, Apple and Tesla gained 1.48% and 0.23% respectively after the division of the nominal value of their shares, which favors their liquidity.

On the downside, Microsoft (-0.45%), Walmart (-2.26%) and Oracle (-0.93%) suffer from the announcement of a change in Chinese regulations which could complicate a takeover of activities North America of TikTok, to which they are candidates.

In mergers and acquisitions news, biotech firm Aimmune Therapeutics soars 171.51% after.