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, Knocked Out by Dollar

The euro lost its ground against the US dollar, as well as against other most-traded currencies, after the Federal Reserve released its policy minutes. The currency fell also as not all economic reports from the countries of the eurozone were favorable.

Euro Retreats After Rally vs. Dollar

The euro attempted to rally against the US dollar during the Monday’s session but failed and is trading below the opening level now. The currency also dropped against other most-traded currencies, including the Great Britain pound, though it was able to gain on the Japanese yen (update: the euro fell versus the yen as well.)

Euro Benefits From Low Volume, Profit Taking

Euro is getting a little help today, thanks to low volume on the Forex market, and a bit of profit taking at the end of a week that saw a precipitous drop to the 19-nation currency.

Euro Logs Massive Drop on Tuesday

The euro demonstrated massive losses on Tuesday with not-so-good economic data, the continuing problems in Greece and the economic stimulus from the European Central Bank. The shared 19-nation currency was set to have its worst quarter in the history.

Euro Falls vs. Dollar, Resilient vs. Other Majors

With debt issues of Greece and quantitative easing from the European Central Bank, the euro had plenty of reasons to drop and it did so against the US dollar. Surprisingly enough, the currency moved sideways against the Great Britain pound and even gained on the Japanese yen.

Euro Ends Session Almost Flat After Volatile Trading

The euro ended Friday virtually flat against the US dollar and the Japanese yen while against the Great Britain pound the currency closed below the opening level but trimmed most of the daily loss.

Euro Loses Weekly Gains

The euro sank today, losing most of its weekly gains versus the US dollar and erasing the weekly rally against the Japanese yen completely. The currency fell even though macroeconomic news from Germany was positive.

Euro Retreats After Positive Reports from the United States

Initially, it looked like the euro is going to extend its gains through the Tuesday’s trading session with the help of macroeconomic data from Europe. Yet the currency retreated after the release of US reports that were good as well.

What Future Holds for Euro After Fed-Inspired Rally?

The euro enjoyed a decent rally last week with the unexpected help from the US Federal Reserve. Will the currency be able to maintain its upward momentum after the initial shock from the Fed’s statement fades?

Euro Adds More Gains

Euro is adding more gains today, heading higher on the Forex market as eurozone officials continue to insist that Greece will remain. Additionally, an improving economic picture is helping the 19-nation currency.

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