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Early PMIs Lift Euro After Balanced Fed Minutes


Thursday, 21 February 2019 16:27 WIB

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The euro turned higher against the dollar in early trading in Europe Thursday, as purchasing manager indices from France and Germany signalled that the euro-zone economy may be bottoming out after its slowdown at the end of 2018.

At 03:30 AM ET (08.30 GMT), the eurowas at $1.1354, just below a two-week high against the dollar, after PMI readings that outstripped expectations - even though Germany's manufacturing sector appeared to contract in February.

The dollar index that measures the greenback against a basket of major currencies was at 96.297, close to a two-week low. That's despite a broadly balanced set of minutes from the Federal Reserve’s last policy meeting that indicated that interest rates could still rise later in the year if the current uncertainty over the economy clears.

Source: Investing.com


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