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EMU: Annual PPI grows 0.7% in March

FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - On an annual basis Eurozone PPI increased 0.7% in March, down from the 1.4% rise registered the previous month, according to data released today by Eurostat. This result is almost in line with forecasts of +0.6%.

Month-over-month Eurozone PPI fell 0.2% in March, in comparison with 0.2% growth in February, as expected.

EU: Producer Price Index (MoM) (Mar): -0.2%; 0.7% (YoY)

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Forex: EUR/USD extending gains after EU growth forecasts

The EUR/USD jumped to 1.3131 high as the economic growth forecasts by the European Commission were released, quickly followed by profit taking to 1.3118, but now the pair is extending higher as the report indicates that the EU economy is slowly recovering from a protracted recession, with a forecast annual GDP growth at -0.1% in the EU and at -0.4% in the euro area. For 2014, economic activity is projected to expand by 1.4% in the EU and 1.2 % in the euro area.
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