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 Strong vs. Dollar, Weak vs. Yen

The euro climbed against the US dollar today on optimism for the Greek bond-buyback program and the macroeconomic data, which was better than expected. At the same time, the shared 17-nation currency fell versus the Japanese yen.

Angela Merkel’s Comments Help Euro

Euro is heading higher today, getting a little help from general risk appetite, as well as from the latest comments made by German Chancellor Angela Merkel about possibilities for Greece going forward.

Euro Gains Ground on End of Month Flows

Even though there is plenty of disappointing economic news in the eurozone, the euro is managing to head higher today. The main driver is end of the month flows, but there is also a little bit of support from the recently approved Greek debt deal.

Euro Heads Higher on Italian Yields, US Fiscal Cliff

Once again, optimism is creeping back into the markets, and Forex traders are feeling a little better about what might be coming. Euro is heading higher as risk appetite returns on better news and improved expectations.

Euro Heads Lower as Focus Moves Off Greece to the Wider Eurozone

Even though eurozone leaders have agreed to a Greek deal, problems remain in the wider eurozone. With focus returning to the long-term for the entire currency region, the euro is heading lower right now.

Euro Posts Second Weekly Rally Despite Uncertainty About Greece

The euro gained this week, posting the second consecutive weekly rally and rising to the highest level since April against the Japanese yen. The currency was firm even as Greece failed to convince other eurozone members that it should get another round of a bailout.

Euro Reaches Monthly High Against Dollar

The euro advanced today, reaching the highest level in a month against the US dollar, as Germany’s confidence improved and economy continued to expand. The news demonstrated that at least some countries of the eurozone may avoid recession, increasing the appeal of the euro.

Euro Gains on Improving Manufacturing & EU Summit

The euro advanced today, rising for the second session versus the Japanese yen, as signs of improving manufacturing in the eurozone added to hopes about today’s summit, resulting in a positive market sentiment.

Euro Moves Higher, In Spite of Greek Problems

Euro is moving a little bit higher today, gaining ground against the US dollar, even as concerns about the situation in Greece continue to take center stage. Even with the delay, though, the euro is eking out gains as expectations that greater efforts will be made in the future.

Euro Struggles Following France Downgrade

Euro is struggling once again, trying to gain the upper hand against the US dollar, as continued concerns about the eurozone crop up. Even though there appears to be a promise of a new bailout for Greece coming, France has been downgraded, and that is causing some worry.

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