EUR/USD slightly firmer, up at 1.2705 from North American close Tuesday down around 1.2685, the pairing consolidating recent losses. Range during Asian trade a narrow 1.2677-1.2711 with Asian sovereign buying reported around the lows.

Euro zone data due today:

06:00 GMT: German trade for July expected 13.0 bln. Exports flat m/m, imports +0.1%. Current a/c July expected 11.5 bln

06:30 GMT: Bank of France business sentiment for August expected steady at 101

06:45 GMT: French central govt balance for July

06;45 GMT: French trade balance for July expected -4.1 bln

10:00 GMT: German industrial production for July expected +1.0% m/m +12.5% y/y