Yesterday was another muted day for the euro as the only significant data releases consisted of revised growth figures for the Eurozone, which came out at 0.4%, slightly better than the forecasted 0.3%, and the trade balance data for Germany which came out close to expectations and again highlighted the power of the German economy to generate exports. Against sterling, the euro briefly weakened to its worst level in three-weeks but did regain some ground in the afternoon. The euro was largely unchanged for the second day in a row against the US dollar, with the US markets opening again yesterday after Labour Day.
It would appear that the quiet week will continue for the single currency as there is no news out on Wednesday. This means that the euro is more susceptible than usual to events elsewhere.