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German Factory Orders leap by 5.5% in January, EUR/USD edges up

The locomotive of the eurozone is experiencing an acceleration in factory orders with a leap of 5.5%, far above expectations. EUR/USD is moving higher above 1.1230. Year over year, orders are down 1.4% compared with 5.2% that economists had expected. 

Germany, Europe's largest economy, was projected to report an increase of 1.4% in Factory Orders in January after a plunge of 2.1% in December 2019. Concerns about the old continent's industrial sector have been weighing on the common currency.

EUR/USD was trading around 1.1230 ahead of the publication, off the seven-month highs around 1.1249. 

Fears of the spread of the coronavirus outbreak have been pushing US bond yields and the dollar lower in recent days.

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