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

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.

Euro Breaches $1.35 for First Time Since February, Recovers

The euro breached the $1.35 level for the first time since February yet was able to recover and close flat versus the US dollar, though it still ended the week with losses. The currency gained on some other majors, including the Japanese yen and the Great Britain pound.

Eurozone Inflation Remains in the “Danger Zone”

The eurozone’s inflation rate remains in what the ECB refers to as the “danger zone,” a situation that hasn’t surprised anyone. However, the ongoing problems with the eurozone economy continue to provide fuel for speculation that policymakers will be forced to take more drastic steps to boost the economy. This is once again creating a situation in which the euro struggles against some of its counterparts.

ZEW Sends Euro Below 1.3600 Mark Against Dollar

The euro is losing ground fast, thanks in large part to the latest data out of Germany. Concerns about the German ZEW have the euro down pretty much across the board, particularly against the US dollar. Concerns about the eurozone’s largest economy have many speculating that, perhaps, the ECB will have to take further steps to stimulate the economy of the 18-nation currency region.

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