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Central Banks Could Drive the Euro-US Dollar Rate This Week

Ricky Cove
Central Banks Could Drive the Euro-US Dollar Rate This Week

The euro-US dollar (FXE) exchange rate closed the week ending April 20 at 1.23. The exchange rate depreciated 0.35% against the US dollar (UUP). The US dollar appreciated last week. The euro was stuck by weaker-than-expected economic data and dovish comments from German Bundesbank Chairman Jens Weidmann and European Central Bank Chairman Mario Draghi. Weidmann said that the first quarter growth in Germany wasn’t expected to be good. Draghi said that the Eurozone’s expansion cycle might have peaked.