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ForexLive European morning news wrap: Pound has another wobble but all eyes really on NFPs

Forex news from the European morning session 5 Feb

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We've had another session with some Brexit-led GBP pressure but in the main it's been quiet as traders pull in the reins ahead of the US jobs and wages data at 13.30 GMT

Tight ranges have prevailed across other major pairs but GBP pairs came under some early pressure as latest news from the EU and referendum polls all helped give the pound some fresh supply.

GBPUSD wiped its feet at 1.4550 but then saw an accelerated fall to 1.4525 then lows of 1.4508 while EURGBP took full advantage of the softer equity-led euro demand to post 0.7714 from 0.7680.

EURUSD has been pinned down just below1.1200 as has USDJPY below 117.00. USDCHF has had a look lower at 0.9900 as the steam ran out of the EURCHF rally suggesting the SNB may have stepped back for the moment. Beware their return though.

After yesterday's sharp declines in USDCAD and other CAD pairs we had seen the rally peak at 1.3761 in Asia before dipping again into 1.3700 on firmer oil before then heading back up to 1.3755 as oil retreated.

AUDUSD and NZDUSD have seen limited action and it's all eyes now across the pond.

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