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The euro remains weighed down by domestic issues ranging from Italian politics to ECB’s discussion on EUR strength. The EUR/USD pair needs to clearly detach from the 1.2150 zone on either side to provide signal for the next direction, Terence Wu, FX Strategist at OCBC Bank, briefs.

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“The market seemed focused on EUR-negatives at this point, with discussions on a strong EUR seen in the European Central Bank (ECB) minutes. This adds to the political and pandemic negatives.”

“The EUR/USD pair remains on the edge so long as it fails to clear the 1.2130/50 zone convincingly on either side.”

“Watch for a close below 1.2100 or above 1.2220 to potentially provide signal for the next leg of directionality.”