It's a big day for the EURO. The traders and investors remained cautious of the ECB's monetary policy decision and the press conference of its president Christine Lagarde. The main interest rate to remain unchanged at 0% and the deposit rate at -0.50%.
On Tuesday, American biotech firm Moderna said its experimental vaccine for COVID-19 produced "reasonably high" levels of antibodies. A Phase 3 trial will probably start on July-27 and will be conducted in 30,000 volunteers.
UK GDP slightly rebounded by just 1.8% in May from a record plunge 20.4% in April as lockdown measures eased. Meantime, both manufacturing and industrial production numbers for May showed a decent rebound, with recoveries to 8.4% and 6% respectively.
Crude Oil price struggles to find an upside direction as the oversupply concerns increase after data from both the EIA and API showed a surprise build in US crude inventories last week. According to the EIA Petroleum Status Report, US crude oil stocks rose by 5.654 million barrels in the week ended July 3rd, 2020 and the API report also shows a build of 2 million barrels in crude oil inventories. The Oil investors and trader’s attention now turns towards the OPEC and its allies (OPEC+) meeting scheduled on July 15 for fresh updates on the oil output cuts policy.
The British pound trading strong against the Dollar and Euro after the new £30 billion fiscal stimulus plan. On Wednesday UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak's announced fresh stimulus measures to support jobs and activity in the UK disappointed investors. Other measures included a stamp duty holiday, a £3 billion green investment package and a temporary cut to VAT on tourism and hospitality.