The EUR remained within its trading range as results from the stress tests continued to reassure investors. The common currency traded within a cent of the 10-week high of $1.3029 reached July 20; however, it has since returned to trade around $1.3015.

The EUR rose to ¥112.97, up from ¥112.11, after reaching ¥113.48, the highest level since June 3rd. The British pound also rose to $1.5490 from $1.5425 after briefly reaching above $1.55, the highest levels since late April.

The Pound advanced after a July 23rd announcement that HSBC Holdings Plc, Barclays Plc, Lloyds Banking Group Plc and Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc passed the European bank stress tests.