A better than expected figure from the US: 282K jobless claims, lower than 291K predicted. This sends the 4 week moving average below 300K to 297K, after long weeks above this level. Continued claims stand at 2.416 million, similar to previous number.

The USD is slightly stronger after the release, but nothing earth shattering. EUR/USD is still around 1.10, showing indecision. GBP/USD remains shy of 1.50. USD/JPY is still under 119, but ticking up from the lows.

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