Currency Note Euro

Euro ends a good week on a low

By Ricky Bean February 8th, 2016

The euro ended an impressive week in a muted fashion as it remained almost exactly unchanged against sterling but lower against the US dollar, falling back from the recent three month highs. The small movement against the US dollar was mostly down to positive US jobs data, while disappointing economic reports from the euro had a negative impact on the single currency. From the Eurozone, data earlier on Friday showed that German factory orders fell by 0.7% in December, compared to expectations of 0.5%, after a 1.5% increase the previous month.

The main release for this week will be Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures from Germany this Friday which are forecast to remain at 0.3%.