The euro advanced against the dollar after data showed German business confidence unexpectedly rose in November.
Europe’s shared currency climbed 0.2 percent to $1.2905 at 9:05 a.m. London time. It was 0.2 percent weaker at 106.03.
The Munich-based Ifo institute said its business climate index, based on a survey of 7,000 executives, climbed to 101.4 from 100 in October for its first gain in eight months. Economists predicted a drop to 99.5 according to the median of 48 forecasts in a Bloomberg News survey.