The euro is the currency used by institutions of the European Union and 17 of 27 nations of the Union, which is collectively called the eurozone. The currency is also often used in some other countries, including those that are situated near the borders of the eurozone. The currency was officially adopted in 1995, introduced in financial markets in 1999, while coins and banknotes were released in 2001. It is the second popular reserve currency after the US dollar.



Euro News Archive

Euro Loses Ground on Policy Expectations

Euro is losing some ground on policy expectations today. Many expect that the eurozone will continue to struggle for a while, and that is putting the euro at a disadvantage against its other major counterparts.

Third Weekly Drop for EUR/USD

The euro demonstrated a third weekly decline in a row against the US dollar this week. Yet the currency’s performance was not as bad as one might have expected considering fundamentals. The shared 18-nation currency managed to gain on the Great Britain pound and the Japanese yen over the week.

Euro Gains vs. Dollar on Back of Disappointing US Employment

The euro gained on the US dollar today after employment data from the United States missed analysts’ projections. The currency also rallied versus the Great Britain pound but was unable to advance against the Japanese yen.

Euro Hits New Lows vs. Dollar After Mario Draghi Speaks

The European Central Bank kept its monetary policy unchanged during today’s meeting, providing no surprise for Forex market participants. Yet the press-conference after the gathering was a real shocker as ECB President Mario Draghi made several dovish statements, sending the euro to fresh lows. The shared 18-nation currency managed to gain the Great Britain pound.

Euro Gets a Little Boost Ahead of ECB Annoucement

Euro is getting a little bit of a boost today, heading higher head of the ECB announcement that is expected shortly. The 18-nation currency is heading a little higher, in spite of recent disappointing factory data, and the possibility that the ECB will have to add more stimulus.

Euro Pares Gains as European Union Revises Outlook

Euro is mostly higher today, but the 18-nation currency is paring some of its gains. The latest growth outlook from the European Union has been revised lower, and that is weighing a bit on the euro, and causing it to give up some of its earlier gains.

Eurozone Manufacturing PMI Disappoints, Sending Euro Lower

The latest reading for eurozone manufacturing PMI was a bit disappointing, underscoring the difficulties the eurozone continues to face in its economic recovery. On top of that, the news that the United Kingdom might leave the European Union is weighing, even though the United Kingdom isn’t part of the euro area.

Euro Lower on Quantitative Easing Possibility

Euro is lower against most of its major counterparts today, thanks in part to statements from an ECB policymaker. While quantitative easing isn’t quite on the table, officials aren’t ruling it out, and the possibility of QE, along with other measures meant to weaken the euro in the name of stimulus, is weighing on the 18-nation currency.

Data Helps Euro Pare Some of Its Losses

Euro is falling against its major counterparts today, but some of the losses are being pared, thanks to the latest data releases. Some of the regions of the eurozone are reporting progress, and that is reducing some of the difficulty with the euro.

Euro Trades Down Against US Dollar, Japanese Yen

Euro is gaining ground against the UK pound, but losing ground against the US dollar and the Japanese yen. The 18-nation currency continues to struggle as risk appetite fades from the Forex market, and as expected policy divergence between the United States and the eurozone widens.

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