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Positive economic data support the Euro

By Smart Currency July 31st, 2013

A further batch of positive data out of the euro zone meant that the euro logged another generally positive day, adding to the gentle momentum that the 17-nation currency has been building. Data released yesterday showed consumer confidence across the euro zone hit the highest levels in 15 months in July, reaching a rate of 92.5, up from 91.3 in June. The most notable results were seen in Germany, where levels were at the highest seen since September 2007. This continuing evidence suggests that the worst of the European recession has passed and is henceforth taking pressure of the European Central Bank to increase its easing policies. Today we have the release of monthly European inflation data, as well as unemployment statistics. Although the data is important, markets will have one eye firmly on Thursdays ECB meeting. Get in touch for the latest euro rates.