© Reuters. The euro opens the year with falls and falls from 1.13 dollars
Berlin, Jan 3 (.) .- The euro began the new year with falls and closed the first day after the Christmas break below 1.13 dollars, a range in which it had stabilized at the end of last week.
The European currency was changed at around 4:00 p.m. GMT at 1.1295 dollars, compared to 1.1314 dollars in the last hours of the European currency market trading last Thursday.
The European Central Bank (ECB) set the euro’s benchmark change at $ 1.1355 on Monday.
The single currency moved in a fluctuation band between the minimum of 1.1292 and the maximum of 1.1379 dollars, reached at the beginning of the day.
The expansion of the omicron variant continues to darken the mood of the markets, while countries such as Germany raise the possibility of shortening quarantine periods due to the risk that the high number of infections puts the operation of essential services at risk.
Also weighed on investment sentiment, along with the United States employment data, of the manufacturing PMI indicators, which in the case of the Eurozone stood for the month of December at 58 points, which represented a reduction of 0 , 4 points compared to the previous month.
In the case of Germany, the indicator fell below expectations, with 57.4 points instead of the 57.9 that were expected, although the United States also closed the year with a slowdown in manufacturing.
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