GBP/EUR: Gloomy Brexit News Weigh On Pound vs. Euro

The pound euro (GBP/EUR) exchange rate is climbing for a 3rd day.

Stronger than expected UK GDP data lifts the pound. UK GDP rose 0.3% MoM in January, up from -0.5% in December and ahead of the 0.1% forecast.

The data could help ease recession fears ahead of the BoE meeting in a few  weeks.

The euro is falling despite an upwards revision to German inflation which rose 1% MoM in February, up from 0.8%. Spanish retail sales & French trade data were also encouraging.

ECB President Christine Lagarde is due to speak later and her comments will be closely watched ahead of the ECB meeting next week.