Euro exchange rates were seen under pressure on Tuesday, June 19 following an address by European Central Bank President Mario Draghi to the ECB's Forum on Central Banking currently underway in Sintra, Portugal.
Closing the quantitative easing chapter a week after populists come to power in Rome signals the ECB's unwillingness to allow its monetary policy to be taken"taken hostage".
The Euro is one of the better performing global currencies mid-week thanks to a number of comments delivered by key members of the ECB which hint that next week's policy meeting will be a significant one.
Coverage of the European Central Bank's April 26 policy announcement and press conference with the foreign exchange market reactions and analyst insights.
The Euro could recover due to possibility Draghi may dismiss Q1 slowdown as only 'temporary'.
The recent run of poor data is not expected to alter the European Central Bank's (ECB's) baseline of optimism about the future.
The ECB is now talking interest Rate Rises, and this should keep the Euro Supported we are told.
The Euro dipped during mid-week trade when European Central Bank president Mario Draghi confirmed he was in no rush to change policy, providing further frustration for Euro bulls.
Euro bulls were given a shot at pushing the Pound lower in the wake of the European Central Bank's March meeting, but their capitulation has confirmed Sterling enjoys formidable support around current levels.
The European Central Bank delivers their March policy meeting with most analysts suggesting President Mario Draghi will be keen to avoid any drama. Therefore, any surprises could well prompt a big move in the Euro exchange rate complex.
The Euro is likely to weaken due to persistently low inflation 'staying the ECB's hand' at their policy meeting on Thursday.
Next leg of the Euro's journey will depend on any shift in language and tone at the European Central Bank.
Coverage of the European Central Bank's January 2018 policy meeting outcome including analyst reactions and Euro price action.
The British Pound is trading near a make-or-break level against the Euro as we head into the key ECB meeting.
The EUR/USD has broken above 1.24 and the ECB might be challenged to communicate its latest monetary policy message without triggering further currency strength. Analysts give their views below on what to expect from Thursday's meeting.
Meetings of major central banks can be volatile events for currencies - we preview the European Central Bank meeting on Thursday with relation to its potential impact on GBP/EUR.
The Euro-to-US Dollar rate has risen swiftly and strongly over the last year, and although they see it going higher in the future, now may be a good time to take some profit as risks of a pull-back start to threaten.
EUR/USD spikes higher in overnight trading before pulling back: Charts continue to suggest further upside over coming weeks and months, according to analysts.
The Euro is on a firm footing, particularly against Sterling, although some doubt this can continue. Progress in German coalition talks might see doubters proven wrong.
Below target inflation and continued currency strength could undermine market hopes of an end to quantitative easing in 2018, placing the Euro at risk.
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