Let us check the news. The euro edged higher. This is the first rise after the European Central Bank ruling. Meanwhile, the Turkish lira slumps to a record low against the United States dollar. The Bank of England left rates steady. Thus, it is holding off on a stimulus.
After three days of selling on Thursday, the euro inched up. Nevertheless, traders remain cautious amid concerns over the scheme of the European Central Bank’s stimulus following a German court ruling this week.
Per the United States dollar, the lira of Turkey fell to a record low of 7.25. The Federal Reserve policymaker mad some comments. Traders interpreted those comments as ruling out prospects of the Federal Reserve extending a swap line to Ankara. As a result, the lira extended its losses.
The Bank of England left rates of interest steady and held off on more stimulus. Thus, the sterling rallied after it. In other news, the safe-haven yen edged away against the United States dollar from nearly seven-week highs.
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Not far from the week-and-a-half lows hit a day earlier around $1.0782, the euro rose to $1.0808. It has shed more than 1.5% this week and is set for its most significant weekly drop in just over a month.
That weakness came after a ruling by the highest court of Germany on Tuesday. The European Central Bank had three months for justifying purchases under its bond-buying program or lose the Bundesbank’s participation in one of its central schemes of the stimulus.
Antje Praefcke is an analyst at Commerzbank. She said that the frightening realization appeared to take hold in markets that things can deteriorate further for the eurozone, battered by the coronavirus pandemic.
She said in a note, that if we add the GCC’s (German Constitutional Court) ruling on the Public Sector Purchase Program (PSPP) the day before yesterday to that, we will then have a toxic mix for the euro.
This is the current news of the market.
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