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 Mostly Steady Following ZEW

Euro remains mostly steady following the latest ZEW report. Even though the ZEW showed a drop, the 18-nation currency didn’t follow suit. For now, it looks as though Forex traders are settling in to the current state of things.

Weak Chinese Data Hits the Euro

Euro would have been weakening anyway, thanks to recent efforts from the ECB, but weak Chinese data is weighing on risk appetite, and the euro is down across the board.

Is the Euro Still too Strong?

Euro has weakened quite a bit recently, but, even so, some European policymakers believe that the 18-nation currency is still too strong.

Euro Takes a Breather, Holding Above Lows

Forex traders took a step back from a recent euro selloff, helping the 18-nation currency find support above the 1.29 level. While there is greater mid-term to long-term demand for the greenback, right now the euro is looking for a bit of relief.

Euro Moves Lower as ECB Members Praise Rate Cuts

Euro is mostly lower again today, dropping against its United States and United Kingdom counterparts, thanks to recent comments from ECB members. With rate cuts being supported as a way to stimulate the economy, the expectation of more easing is weighing on the euro.

Euro Falls for Eight Week

The most important event this week turned out to be the monetary policy of the European Central Bank. Analysts expected it to be uneventful, but they were completely wrong. The resulting shock sent the euro down. While the currency managed to retain some of its gains versus the Great Britain pound by the weekend, it fell against most other major counterparts. It was euro’s eight week of losses versus the US […]

Euro Makes Small Gains

Euro is eking out some small gains today, following yesterday’s huge drop against all major counterparts. Forex traders aren’t expecting much, though. The big shocker from the ECB is likely to result in general euro weakness for a while.

Big Shock: ECB Cuts Interest Rates to Record Lows

The European Central Bank provided a big surprise to the Forex market today, cutting interest rates to new lows, sending some of them deeper into a negative territory. What was not surprising was the reaction of the euro to the news — the currency sank, falling to the lowest rate in more than a year against the US dollar.

Euro Drops on Policy Expectations

Euro is lower today, dropping as Forex traders look ahead to policy expectations from Mario Draghi and the European Central Bank. Many expect the ECB to embark on looser monetary policy, and that is weighing on the euro.

QE Speculation Weighs on EUR/USD

Euro is mixed today, dropping against the US dollar, even as it gains against the UK pound and Japanese yen. One of the reasons that the euro is struggling against the dollar is the speculation that the ECB will have to implement quantitative easing.

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