EUR/USD: US CPI

The European Common Currency depreciated against the US Dollar, following the US CPI data release on Thursday at 12:30 GMT. The EUR/USD exchange currency rate lost 16 pips or 0.15% right after the release. The Euro continued trading at 1.1265 the level against the Greenback.

Bureau of Labor Statistics released the US Core CPI data, which came out better-than-expected of 0.3% compared with the forecast of 0.2%.

According to the official release: "The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.3 in June, its largest monthly increase since January 2018. Along with the indexes for shelter, used cars and trucks, and apparel, the indexes for household furnishings and operations, medical care, and motor vehicle insurance were among the indexes that increased in June. The indexes for recreation, airline fares, and personal care all declined in June."

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EUR/USD: US FOMC Meeting Minutes

The European Common Currency traded sideways against the US Dollar, following the US FOMC Meeting Minutes data release on Wednesday at 18:00 GMT. The EUR/USD exchange currency rate gained 2 pips or 0.02% right after the release. The Euro continued trading at the 1.1254 level against the Greenback.

The Federal Reserve released the US FOMC Meeting Minutes data , where the US policymakers provide in-depth insights into the economic and financial conditions that influenced their vote on where to set interests rates.

According to the official release: "Investors' concerns about downside risks to the economic outlook weighed on financial markets over the intermeeting period. Market participants cited negative news about international trade tensions and, to a lesser extent, soft U.S. and foreign economic data as factors that contributed to these developments. Nominal Treasury yields posted notable declines and the expected path of policy shifted down considerably over the period. Equity prices declined, on net, and corporate bond spreads widened. However, financing conditions for businesses and households generally remained supportive of economic growth."

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