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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

Output Data Doesn’t Hurt Euro Too Much

While the euro was lower earlier, it is recovering some of its equanimity now. Even though factory output data disappointed, and the euro dropped, things are changing a bit, and the 17-nation currency is struggling its way higher as risk aversion fades a little bit.

Euro Mostly Rangebound Today as Traders Wait for FOMC

Euro is mostly rangebound today, with a slight propensity toward weakness against currencies that aren’t the US dollar. There is a lot happening right now, and many traders seem ready to wait until next week, and the next FOMC announcement.

Euro Climbs as Investor Confidence Turns to Positivity

The euro jumped after the Sentix Investor Confidence unexpectedly climbed and returned to the positive territory, adding to signs of economic recovery in the eurozone.

Euro Mixed as ECB Considers Lower Rate

Euro is mixed today, thanks to comments made by Mario Draghi following the latest ECB meeting. Concerns about the strength of the economic recovery in the eurozone are weighing on the 17-nation currency. The euro is higher against the dollar and the pound, but lower against the yen.

Euro Loses Ground After ECB Decision

Euro is mostly lower today, losing ground following the ECB rate decision. With other central banks indicating that they could be on the verge of ending easing programs, the eurozone remains committed to looser monetary policy. That is weighing on the 17-nation currency today.

Broad-Based Eurozone Recovery Not Quite Enough

There’s too much uncertainty about the geopolitical situation right now, and that is weighing on riskier assets today. Indeed, the euro is struggling a bit, even though it appears as though there is a broad-based recovery happening in the eurozone.

Euro Heads Lower on ECB Expectations

Euro is mostly lower today, struggling as ECB expectations keep the 17-nation currency down. The currently-low rates are expected to continue, with the announcement coming later this week.

Better Economic Data Doesn’t Help the Euro Much

The latest economic data isn’t doing much to help the euro today. The 17-nation currency is struggling against its major counterparts, despite the latest report on manufactured goods. There are still enough concerns about the eurozone and its recovery to give some Forex traders pause about the euro.

Latest Unemployment Report Can’t Help Euro

Pessimism is strong today, and the euro is heading lower as a result. Even a drop in the number of people claiming unemployment in July isn’t helping the euro. The 17-nation currency remains lower as uncertainty prevails, and as signs of growth in the US economy continue to support the greenback.

Euro Drops on Economic Data, Syria Worries

Euro is lower today, dropping as economic data weighs on the 17-nation currency, and as concerns over Syria increase risk aversion. Euro is heading lower almost across the board, with Greece being pressured to sell assets and uncertainty over the geopolitical situation.

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