Euro mixed after French data as markets wait for Draghi comments
The single currency was trading 0.31% lower at $1.3562 against the dollar while it was 0.21% higher against sterling at £0.8654 in morning trading.
The French Finance Ministry reported this morning that the trade deficit widened to €5.3 billion in December compared to the previous month when it came in at €4.3 billion. Analysts had expected the French trade deficit to print at €4.2 billion.
Elsewhere, market-watchers expected the ECB to leave interest rates unchanged at 0.75% on Thursday. Draghi's comments following that announcement however will be closely scrutinised for clues that he is concerned over the impact of the euro’s recent gains on the region’s economic recovery.
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