Beginning of a new week on the markets has been calm so far. Worse than expected German industrial production reading for March did not have much impact on EUR or European indices. German industrial output dropped 3.4% MoM, missing -1.3% MoM estimate quite significantly. One more piece of data from Europe will be released today – Sentix index for May at 9:30 pm BST. However, it is unlikely to trigger major moves on the EUR market as well. Speech from ECB Lane at 3:00 pm BST may trigger some short-term volatility. We also had release of Bank of Japan minutes during the Asian session but it turned out to be a non-event as it related to early-March meeting which was still chaired by Kuroda.
Taking a look at EURJPY at D1 interval, we can see that the pair has managed to halt recent correction at 147.50 support zone and is now trying to recover back to recent highs in the 151.00 area. A move above 149.00 mark was made today. Should the upward move continue and the pair breaks above the 151.00 area, a test of the upper limit of the upward channel, currently in the 153.20 area, cannot be ruled out in the near-term.