- The USD has gained against most currencies, with a weaker EUR being attributed to year-end selling, and uncertainty regarding the political negotiations in the US prompting safe haven flows to USD.
- EUR/USD trades 1.3183 (-33 pips) last.
- The CAC-40 heads into its early close with gains of 0.77% after France's constitutional court threw out a proposed 75% income tax on the richest members of French society. The FTSE 100 lags, trading down 0.5% as stocks due to go ex-dividend on Wednesday weigh on the index.
Print 12:15, 31 Dec 2012 - Market Analysis - Source: RANsquawk
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