German Retail Sales Disappoint in April
THE TAKEAWAY: German retail sales decline 0.4% in April, disappoint expectations -> German GDP returns to expansion in Q1 -> Euro trading slightly higher
German retail sales for April declined by 0.4% from the previous month, disappointing expectations for a 0.2% rise in sales and worse than March’s revised 0.1% drop in retail sales. Retail sales rose 1.8% from April 2012, according to the Federal Statistical Office.
The German economy returned to growth in Q1 of 2013, as the GDP rose 0.1%. Signs of stronger German economic growth are Euro positive.
However, the Euro rose slightly following the release, despite the disappointing retail sales. EUR/USD is trading around 1.3040 at the time of this writing, and the pair may see resistance around 1.3055, by the 38.2% retracement of the decline from the all time high to the all time low. EUR/USD may see support by the key 1.3000 level.
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EURUSDDaily: May 31, 2013
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