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FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - Lee Hardman, FX Analyst at the Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ notes that the ECB's forward guidance has dampened Euro upside in the near term.

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"The ECB’s strengthened forward guidance has likely helped dampen euro upside against the US dollar in the near-term following the release of the weaker than expected US employment report."

" The release on Friday as well of the weaker than expected UK manufacturing report for November has also helped to dampen pound upside against the US dollar. "

"The report revealed that manufacturing output growth in the UK was flat in November following a downwardly revised expansion of 0.2% in October."

"The pace of growth is somewhat weaker than implied by more buoyant surveys with the manufacturing PMI having remained at elevated since the summer."
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