GBP/EUR: Euro Falls Ahead of ECB Decision

The Pound Euro (GBP/EUR) exchange rate rises for the fifth day and pushes towards €1.1850.

The pound rose firmly in the previous session after strong jobs data. Unemployment fell to a 48-year low of 3.7% and wages including bonuses rose 7% fueling bets of a more hawkish BoE.

UK inflation data is expected to show a rise in consumer prices to 9.1% YoY

The euro came under pressure despite an upward revision to Q1 GDP to 0.3%, up from 0.2%.

ECB’s Klaas Knot said he would consider a 50 basis point rate hike if the data warrants it.

Eurozone inflation is expected to confirm the 7.5% preliminary reading.