GBP/EUR: Pound Steady Ahead Of UK Jobs Data

The Pound Euro (GBP/EUR) exchange rate is recovering after steep losses yesterday.

The pair tumbled after UK CPI inflation data came in slightly softer than expected at 9% YoY, up from 7% but short of the 9.1% forecast.

Today retail sales data will be in focus. Are consumers reining in spending as prices surge? Expectations are for a fall of -0.2% MoM.

Eurozone CPI was also downwardly revised on Thursday at 7.4%, still a record high and is likely to keep the ECB considering a July interest rate hike.