Europe Today: US dollar on the back foot as elections grab the attention

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Summary

The talk of a strong dollar by the US Treasury Secretary drowned in the political rush in Europe. GBP/USD surged on the election announcement as markets cross their fingers for a soft Brexit. And in France, it's open season regarding the elections. Commodity currencies are doing alright as China grows. Markets are clearly energized after Easter.

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