MARKET OVERVIEW AT EU CLOSE
GBPNZD 1.8063 +0.10%, GBPJPY 142.97 +0.03%, EURGBP 0.8739 -0.03%, GBPCHF 1.4112 +0.03%, GBPAUD 1.4438 +0.02% and GBPUSD 1.4899 -0.01%.
The Mexican peso rose against the dollar on Tuesday afternoon after industrial production rose more than expected last month.
The peso rose 0.82% to MXN12.4384 in afternoon trading while against the euro, the peso was 0.84% higher at MXN16.2232.
The single currency went into the close of the European session lower against both the dollar and sterling on Tuesday afternoon after lackluster data from Germany and Portugal left the currency without major trading cues.
EURNZD 1.5786 +0.06%, EURUSD 1.3021 -0.04%, EURGBP 0.8739 -0.03%, EURCAD 1.3361 -0.02%, EURAUD 1.2618 -0.02%, EURJPY 124.95 +0.01% and EURCHF 1.2334 +0.00%.
France's CAC 40 and the U.K.'s FTSE 100 rose 0.1 percent. Germany's DAX fell 0.2 percent.
Gold headed for the longest rally in six months as signs of slowing growth in Europe increased speculation that central banks will expand stimulus, boosting demand for precious metals as a store of value. Gold futures for April delivery climbed 0.8 percent to $1,590.30 an ounce.
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