The EUR dropped early Tuesday versus the Dollar after the ZEW German Economic Sentiment index showed weaker than expected results; however, the common currency later trimmed its losses, trading at $1.4671, from $1.4614 versus the Dollar on Monday.
The British Pound was the big mover on currency markets, dropping versus the greenback and falling to a 3-month low versus the European single currency after Bank of England (BOE)Governor Mervyn King said the Monetary Policy Committee was considering a cut in the deposit rate paid on some reserves held by commercial banks at the BOE. The GBP fell 0.5% versus the USD to $1.6498. The EUR advanced to its highest level against the GBP since June, trading at 88.94 pence
While a slow news day is expected from the Euro-Zone today, the release of the British Unemployment data at 8:30 GMT might help the Pound to regain some of its losses. The release of the Euro-Zone CPI report might weigh down on the common currency if the number is worse than expected, sparking fears of deflation.