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EUR/GBP drops to test weekly lows

FXStreet (Córdoba) - EUR/GBP lost in a few hours two days of gains and fell to test Monday’s lows located around 0.7900. Economic data from the United Kingdom gave a little push to the pound that then soared with the decline of the euro and boosted by GBP/USD that broke a key short term resistance and rose to 2-week highs.

EUR/GBP weakens considerably

The pair recovered ground on Monday and also on Tuesday, after dropping in the previous days from 5-week highs at 0.8035 to 0.7899 (Nov 24 low). But in just three hours, the pair erased weekly gains and dropped to test the support around 0.7900. Currently trades at 0.79050, down 0.45% for the day.

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The new estimate of UK Q3 GDP showed no significant changes from the previous report. The economy grew 0.7% during the third quarter. The FX Strategy Team at RBS saw the recent data as respectable but they still expect a slowdown in 2015. “We remain of the view that the UK is likely to experience a significant slowdown in growth next year: from 3.0% in 2014 to around 2.3% in 2015 as the headwinds of fiscal and monetary policy tightening and weaker external demand return growth to a trend-like pace of expansion”.

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