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Detailed information and fundamental factors

Central Bank: European Central Bank

Interest Rate: 0.00%

Public Debt to GDP Ratio, 2016: 88.9%

Trade Balance, 2017: $238.1 bln.

Inflation, 2019: 1.6%

Supporting Factors

Global reserve currency

medium

Currency of international trade

weak

Main objective of the European Central Bank is price stability

Safe haven currency

weak

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 Strong, Propelled by Domestic & US Macroeconomic Data

The euro was among the strongest currencies on the Forex market today, trading about flat against the Swiss franc and the Australian dollar, while rising versus other most-traded currencies. The currency got a boost from the recovery of the European services industries, though the weakness of the US dollar after an extremely disappointing employment report also helped the shared 19-nation currency.

Euro Rallies Then Falls Against the US Dollar to Trade Flat for the Day

The euro today fell against the US dollar early in the European session despite the release of upbeat euro area producer price index data as the bears controlled the price action. The EUR/USD currency pair later rallied during the American session as the dollar retreated against its peers amid falling US Treasury yields to trade flat for the day.

Euro Falls on Weak Euro Area Macro Prints, Retail Sales, GDP and CPI

The euro today fell against the US dollar as investors took profits following its blistering rally and the weak euro area GDP data did not help the single currency. The EUR/USD currency pair fell from the early European market as investors took profits on their positions to end a very profitable month for traders who were bullish on the euro.

Euro Rallies to 2-Year Highs Against the Dollar on Weak US GDP

The euro today rallied to new 2-year highs against the US dollar driven by positive releases from across the eurozone combined with weak US GDP data. The EUR/USD currency pair today was boosted by upbeat German unemployment data as opposed to the rising jobless claims in the US, which dragged the greenback lower.

Euro Trades Sideways Above 1.17 As Investors Await Fed Decision

The euro today fell against the US dollar after hitting highs last seen in September 2018 yesterday as the greenback sold off. The EUR/USD currency pair was stuck trading in a sideways range slightly lower from its opening price driven by the non-volatile market environment.

Euro Trades Sideways Despite Upbeat Euro Area Flash PMI Prints

The euro today traded sideways against the US dollar as the market sentiment remained subdued despite the release of multiple PMI prints from the euro area by Markit Economics. The EUR/USD currency pair did not react to the US PMI releases as well amid a lack of volatility in the markets as the week comes to an end.

Euro Falls Then Rallies Based on US Dollar Dynamics and Sentiment

The euro today fell against the US dollar earlier in the session before rallying higher later with its movements primarily driven by the greenback’s price dynamics. The EUR/USD currency pair’s was further encouraged by the positive investor sentiment around the €750 billion EU recovery fund, which was agreed on by European leaders at their summit.

Euro Mixed As EU Reaches Breakthrough in Recovery Fund

The euro is trading relatively subdued against many of its G10 currency rivals on Tuesday, despite the European Union (EU) reaching a breakthrough agreement over a new $2 trillion fiscal stimulus and relief plan. Following marathon sessions of 27 EU governments, officials were finally able to compromise on this monumental and unprecedented spending package that is aimed at resuscitating the eurozone economy. Will it be enough to stimulate the eurozone […]

Euro Holds Steady As EU Leaders Engage in ‘Mission Impossible’ Talks

The euro is trading at its best level against the US dollar since March as European Union (EU) leaders confirm they have made progress on stimulus and debt talks. The currency had been mainly unaffected by the central bank leaving interest rates and its quantitative easing efforts unchanged, but the fiscal policy could drive the euro for the remainder of the month.

Euro Trades Near 4-Month Highs As EU Leaders’ Summit Kicks Off

The euro today rallied higher against the US dollar to trade near the 4-month highs recorded on Wednesday buoyed by positive investor sentiment and the greenback’s weakness. The EUR/USD currency pair’s rally was further fueled by optimism about the ongoing EU leaders summit, where many hope they’ll agree on the €750 billion stimulus package.

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