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Detailed information and fundamental factors

Central Bank: European Central Bank

Public Debt to GDP Ratio, 2016: 88.9%

Trade Balance, 2017: $238.1 bln.

Inflation, 2017: 1.5%

Supporting Factors

Global reserve currency

medium

Currency of international trade

weak

Main objective of the European Central Bank is price stability

Factors of Weakness

Quantitative easing

strong

Decentralization

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 Surges After German Business Climate, Draghi’s Comments

The euro edged up today after the better-than-expected German business climate print and rose further sharply following comments from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi. As of now, the currency has lost its gains versus the US dollar, trimmed them against the Japanese yen, but kept them against the Swiss franc.

Euro Fails to Hold On to Gains on Resurgent US Dollar Demand

The euro today rallied to new highs in the early European session even as German bond yields hit new tops and the US dollar retreated. However, the EUR/USD currency pair proceeded to give up all its gains as the greenback rebounded amid rising US bond yields and Irish border concerns.

Euro Trades Higher on Positive Inflation Data Amid Weak US Data

The euro today traded higher against the US dollar following the release of inflation data from across the eurozone in the early European session. The EUR/USD currency pair extended its gains in the early American session after the release of US manufacturing data, which missed expectations.

Euro Rallies Higher on Weak US CPI Data Amid Dovish ECB Rate Decision

The euro today rallied higher against the US dollar in the early American session following the release of disappointing US inflation data. The EUR/USD currency pair barely reacted when the European Central Bank announced its interest rate decision earlier today, which was in line with expectations.

Euro Rallies on Weak US ADP Employment Data and Positive Sentiment

The euro today rallied higher against the US dollar following the release of disappointing employment data from the USA in the early American session. The EUR/USD currency pair was trading sideways in the mid-European session following a brief decline during the Asian session largely driven by market sentiment.

Euro Declines on Negative Market Sentiment, Rallies on Weak US Dollar

The euro today initially fell drastically in the Asian session as concerns regarding the risk of emerging markets contagion triggered a selloff in riskier currencies including the euro. However, the single currency mounted a recovery from the early European session as market fears dissipated and the US dollar retreated from previous highs.

Euro Declines on Weak Eurozone Inflation Data Amid Growing Fears

The euro today declined against the US dollar amid growing fears regarding the risks posed by emerging markets and the trade war being spearheaded by the USA. The EUR/USD currency pair fell after the release of weak eurozone inflation figures and the Trump administration’s rejection of the EU’s offer on auto tariffs.

Euro Falls on Mixed German Data Amid Depressed Market Sentiment

The euro today fell against the US dollar following mixed releases from Germany led by the weak import price index data among others. The EUR/USD currency pair gave up yesterday’s gains that were triggered by positive investor sentiment towards the single currency based on hopes for a Brexit deal.

Euro Falls Against Resurgent US Dollar Amid Upbeat US GDP Data

The euro today fell against the US dollar, which was on a recovery path following yesterday’s selloff that was triggered by the risk-on market sentiment. The EUR/USD currency pair headed lower in the early American session following the release of the US Q2 GDP data, which beat consensus estimates.

Euro Halts Drop to Rally Higher on Upbeat German IFO Data

The euro today halted its slide against against the US dollar following the release of the upbeat German IFO business survey data in the early European session. The EUR/USD currency pair was under intense selling pressure today as the greenback recovered from Friday’s selloff, which was triggered by the Fed Chair Jerome Powell‘s dovish speech.

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