At 2:45 am ET, the French CPI for March and the industrial output report for February are expected. Ahead of the releases, the euro gained slightly against its US, Japanese and Swiss counterparts. But the euro moved sideways against the pound. At about 2:40 am ET, the euro traded at 1.3134 against the dollar, 131.81 against the yen, 0.8963 against the pound and 1.5232 against the franc.

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