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Forexlive European morning FX News wrap: Pound in focus again as month-end flows dominate

Forex news and trading data for the European session 31 May 2016

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The pound was already in retreat from its Brexit poll-led gains in Asia when the usual month-end demand for EURGBP then added fuel to the fire as European desks got underway.

Cable was trading at 1.4685 and EURGBP at 0.7585 as we went into the 07.00 GMT fix and it wasn't long before we were looking at 1.4600 and 0.7610. Further waves of buying brought us near to GBP support levels of 1.4550-70 and 0.7650 and those provided the support for a rebound.

EURUSD meanwhile was seeing some EURJPY selling to keep it pinned down around 1.1130 as GBPJPY stops were triggered on the move down through 162.00. PM Abe has been reported to be holding a press conference in a the past few hours on the sales tax postponement but has yet to appear.

USDJPY has been back down to test 110.80 but renewed demand and yen selling generally has seen a move back above 111.10 with EURJPY rallying to test 124.00 adding to EURUSD support to post session highs of 1.1158 so far.

More to follow.

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