EUR/JPY Slips Over 85 Pips – European Economic Events Disappoint
Arslan Butt • 1 min read
The Japanese currency pair EUR/JPY took a sharp bearish turn on the release of manufacturing PMI figures from the Eurozone, causing a more than 85 pips sell-off in EUR/JPY .
According to a survey, the European economic events showed limited marks for optimism as the new year begins. The Eurozone manufacturing activity barely expanded at the end of 2018 in a broad-based slowdown.
The unexpectedly disappointing figures came just after the European Central Bank concluded its 2.6 trillion Euro asset purchasing scheme. It’s signaling that the ECB may need to keep the rates on hold for a longer period of time than expected earlier.
EUR/JPY – Technical Levels
Key Trading Level: 125.85
The EUR/JPY may find next support around 124.150 and 123.850. While the resistance is likely to be found around 125.250.