Gernan ZEW recovers to 10.4 points

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Slightly better than expected business sentiment in Germany: 10.4 points according to ZEW. The current conditions figure stands at 54.4 points, similar to the previous month.

EUR/USD is trading around 1.0665.

The German ZEW Economic Sentiment was expected to bounce back from the lows, rising from 1.9 to 5.5 points, remaining in optimistic ground and escaping outright pessimism. The current conditions figure carried expectations for remaining around 55 points.

EUR/USD was trading on lower ground, around 1.0670,, due to dollar strength as well fresh ECB dovishness that tied the Paris Attacks to downside risks and monetary policy.

German business sentiment suffered due to the Volkswagen crisis as well as the inability of the euro-zone to stage a significant recovery. The indicator has been falling for long months.

Later today we have the inflation figures from the US, and this could test USD strength.

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