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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, 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 Crashes to New Monthly Lows on Weak Eurozone PMI Prints

The euro today crashed to new monthly lows in the early European session following the release of multiple disappointing flash PMI readings from across the eurozone by IHS Markit. The EUR/USD currency pair later extended its losses following the release of upbeat US advance retail sales data for November in the early American session.

Euro Rallies Ahead of ECB Rate Decision, Drops on Dovish Draghi Speech

The euro today rallied before the European Central Bank rate announcement, but dropped lower after the dovish comments made by the ECB President following the announcement. The pair headed lower in the American session despite the release of disappointing American macro data.

Euro Fails to Profit from Improving Economic Sentiment

The euro fell against most of its major rivals today with the exception of the Great Britain pound. Positive macroeconomic data was unable to support the currency.

Euro Rallies Against US Dollar on Weak ADP Jobs Data, Later Declines

The euro today rallied higher against the US dollar following the release of the latest US employment change data in the early American session. The euro was also bid higher by the sell-off in global equity markets due to fears relating to the US-China trade truce and the recent arrest of the Huawei CEO in Canada.

Euro Rallies Higher Boosted by Positive Italy and Brexit Expectations

The euro today rallied higher against the US dollar during the European session as market sentiment stabilized on positive developments in the Italian budget standoff. Positive PMI releases by IHS Markit from across the eurozone also contributed to the EUR/USD currency pair’s rally as did the latest Brexit developments.

Euro Rallies Against US Dollar Amid Falling US Bond Yields, Later Declines

The euro today rallied higher against the weaker US dollar boosted by bearish investor sentiment towards the world’s reserve currency. The EUR/USD currency pair rallied higher as markets reacted to falling US Treasury yields amid doubts about the trade ceasefire between the US and China.

Euro Rallies on Risk-On Sentiment, Later Declines as Markets Cool Off

The euro today rallied higher against the US dollar during the Asian session mainly due to the risk-on sentiment following the US-China trade truce. The euro later declined in the early European session as market sentiment became neutral and the EUR/USD currency pair moved into negative territory.

Euro Declines on Weak Eurozone CPI Data Ahead of G20 Summit

The euro today headed lower against the US dollar from the early European session following the release of the mixed German retail sales data. The EUR/USD currency pair extended its losses in the mid-European session after the release of disappointing eurozone inflation data.

Euro Declines on Weak Eurozone Data, Later Rallies on Weak US Data

The euro today fell from Asian session highs in the early European session following the release of mixed macro data from across the euro area. The EUR/USD currency pair later rallied higher in the mid-European session as market risk sentiment improved before heading lower in the American session.

Euro Falls on Chinese Trade War News, Italy Standoff, and Trump Tariffs

The euro today was buffeted by a deluge of negative news headlines that soured investor sentiment towards the single currency and other riskier currencies. The news headlines included China’s denial of any progress in the trade war talks as well as the Italian budget standoff, which contributed to the EUR/USD currency pair’s massive decline.

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