Euro managed to push through $1.50, but has slipped this morning following mildy disappointing Chinese data

The single currency resumed its upward march against the greenback yesterday, finally broaching the 1.50 mark, to close up half a cent at 1.5015.

  • In early trading, the euro retreated from near 14-month highs as some investors bet European policy makers would say they are still concerned that the euro’s strength will harm the economic recovery.
  • Analysts also said that the single currency’s sharp fall against the pound weighed on the euro/dollar price, which has recently remained anchored just below the $1.50 level.
  • However, the dollar relinquished its gains in the afternoon as rising U.S. equities encouraged enough risk appetite to push the single currency to the highest level since last August.
  • In trading this morning, the single currency has once again slipped back as solid data from China gave traders a reason to take profits.
  • Analysts have noted, though, that the dollar is likely to continue to broadly weaken as sentiment towards the US currency remains downbeat on the prospect of sustained low US interest rates.