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Draghi speech: The exchange rate used in projections was around 1.18

Mario Draghi, President of the ECB, is responding to questions from the press, with key headlines, via Reuters, found below:

  • Did not discuss adding new instruments to asset purchase program
  • If we are not ready in October, can postpone decision
  • The exchange rate used in projections was around 1.18
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Key notes:

EUR/USD through 1.2000 on Draghi’s presser

The sentiment around the single currency remains positive so far today, with EUR/USD  testing daily highs above 1.2000 the figure.

EUR/JPY hits fresh weekly highs, around 131.00 handle on Draghi’s comments

The EUR/JPY  cross reversed a knee-jerk dip below the key 130.00 psychological mark and surged to fresh weekly tops, closer to the 131.00 handle. 

ECB’s press conference

Following the ECB´s economic policy decision, the ECB President gives a press conference regarding monetary policy. His comments may influence the volatility of EUR and determine a short-term positive or negative trend. His hawkish view is considered as positive, or bullish for the EUR, whereas his dovish view is considered as negative, or bearish.

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