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Trading on the euro on Wednesday closed up. In the first half of the day, the euro fell against the dollar to 1.0494 on the back of a rise in premiums over political risks. A ricochet from the session minimum followed at 18:38 (GMT+3) after François Bayrou, leader of the "Democratic Movement" party, confirmed that he would not stand in France's presidential election, opting instead to throw his weight behind independent candidate Emmanuel Macron.
On Tuesday, trading on the euro closed down at 1.0530. The euro came under pressure from the release of a public opinion survey in France and the speech from the head of the Philadelphia Fed, Patrick Harker.
Trading on the euro on Monday closed slightly up (+4 points). During trading in Europe, buyers were unable to renew the Asian maximum of 1.0633. Following the EUR/GBP cross's fall, and yesterday's national holiday in the US, the EUR/USD rate spent the day within a 30-point range, from 1.0603 to 1.0633.