It was another impressive day for the euro on Tuesday as it reached its highest level since the start of February against sterling while it eased back from three-week highs against the US dollar. The slight weakness for the single currency followed data showing that German economic sentiment deteriorated to the lowest level in a year this month. Its performance against sterling, however, was down to poor UK inflation data, which fell to a negative level.
Very early this morning we had Consumer Price Index figures data from France. An indicator of inflation, this was forecast to remain just above 0 at 0.1%. Industrial production data is also out from the Eurozone, estimated to fall dramatically from 0.6% to -0.5%. This drop into negative territory could have a real impact on the single currency and stop it strengthening.