The ECB Chair, LeGarde, warned of continued inflationary pressures and further rate rises at the Jackson Hole Symposium. The floundering economic situation in the Eurozone remains dire, especially in the ‘engine-room’, that was Germany. German Industrial/Manufacturing Production has been under severe pressure, from extremely elevated energy costs, with warnings that Government subsidies may be coming to an end. Flagging global demand for exports and a precipitous collapse in imports, are revealing a possible structural crisis. The prospects of further interest rate rise, supporting the EUR and the cross rate, will probably mean more downward pressures.
Current Level: .5501
Last week’s range: .5455 – .5510