Pound Drops vs. Euro on Brexit Fears & Weak Manufacturing Data

The Pound Euro (GBP/EUR) exchange rate is creeping a few pips higher after a flat finish on Thursday and an expected flat finish to the week.

The Pound came under pressure after weaker than forecast UK GDP data. The UK economy grew at 1.3%, less than the 1.5% forecast and down from 5.5% in Q2.

The UK is the slowest recovering nation in the G7 in the race back to pre-pandemic size.

The Euro was facing its own headwinds amid a stronger US Dollar after US inflation data and as EU – Belarus relations deteriorate. The EU is considering sanctions on Belarus for a migrant crisis. However, Belarus threated to cut gas supply.

Eurozone industrial production data is due to slow a slower contraction in September of -0.5%,