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 Higher Now, But Likely to Fall Next Week

Euro is a little bit higher today, logging gains against its major counterparts. However, many think that this is the result of profit-taking, and a bit of readjustment. Expectations are that the 18-nation currency will show weakness again next week, especially since there is plenty of reason for its weakness.

Disappointing Economic Data Weighs on Euro

Euro is heading lower today, thanks in large part to the disappointing economic data released earlier. Also impacting the euro is the geopolitical situation, which brings with it a great deal of uncertainty right now.

Euro Falls Ahead of This Week’s ECB Meeting

Euro is down pretty much across the board today, thanks in large part to the fact that many expect that the ECB will not be releasing any sort of euro-supportive message after its meeting later this week. Also weighing on the euro is the latest banking scandal in Portugal.

EUR/USD & EUR/GBP Rally, EUR/JPY Unable to Keep Gains

The euro rallied against the US dollar with help of disappointing US non-farm payrolls. The currency also gained on the pound as data from Great Britain was not good either. Against the Japanese yen, the euro rallied intraday but gave away gains as of now.

Euro Continues to Trade Mixed

Euro is trading mixed against its major counterparts again today. The 18-nation currency continues to struggle against the US dollar on policy divergence, but is managing to eke out gains against the pound and the yen today.

Euro Slips Below 1.3400 Against the US Dollar

Between German inflation and policy divergence with the United States, the eurozone is struggling — and the 18-nation currency that represents it is losing ground. Indeed, the euro has slipped below 1.3400, falling to a level not seen since last November.

Euro Rallies on Back of Positive Economic Data

The euro rallied yesterday as the vast majority of macroeconomic reports from the eurozone were positive, and the currency was able to keep gains today. While good US fundamental data did not allow the shared 18-nation currency to gain on the dollar at the previous trading session, the euro managed to rise a little versus the greenback today.

Euro Struggles to Maintain Gains With Russian Sanctions Possible

Euro is struggling right now, trying to maintain the gains it eked out earlier in the session. However, that is proving a bit difficult, given the possibility of harsher sanctions against Russia over the whole issue of what’s happening in Ukraine.

Euro Weakness Finally Shows as ECB Gets Serious About Stimulus

Forex traders are seeing that the ECB is really serious about stimulus, and the result is that euro weakness, after threatening for months, finally seems to be appearing on a more long-term basis. Euro is down against its major counterparts today, noticeably dropping through the 1.3500 level against the US dollar.

Attempted Euro Rally Fizzles

Euro attempted a rally against the US dollar earlier, taking advantage of the frustration many Forex traders have with US yields right now. However, that rally has fizzled out as the focus shifts to safe haven flows. Euro is lower against its low-beta counterparts, even as it gains against currencies like the pound and the loonie.

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