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Core eurozone inflation is set to advance from 1.1% to 1.2%. The ECB may enact stimulus in response to coronavirus, and inflation may have an impact, according to Yohay Elam from FXStreet.

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“Headline Consumer Prices Index is projected to drop from 1.4% to 1.2% amid falling energy prices, and markets will likely see through that and eye Core CPI. Here, a small increase from 1.1% to 1.2% is on the cards.”

“If Core CPI comes out at 1.2%, EUR/USD has room to edge lower, as it would still leave the common currency exposed to a correction.”

“A disappointing level of 1.1% or lower could serve as the spark a more significant correction as it would allow the ECB to add more stimulus.” 

“If underlying inflation rises to 1.3% it could keep the bank on the sidelines as economic data would not warrant action. EUR/USD could extend its gains within overbought conditions.”