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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

Euro Crashes to 7-Week Lows As the US Dollar Surges Higher

The euro today fell against the US dollar for the third consecutive session as investors trimmed their expectations of a massive rate cut by the Fed boosting the greenback. The EUR/USD currency pair was also affected by market expectations of the announcement of further monetary easing policies by the ECB later this week.

Euro Falls As Fed Reassures Markets of Its Less-Dovish Stance

The euro today fell aggressively against the US dollar reversing most of yesterday’s gains after the New York Federal Reserve rushed to clarify dovish comments made by its President John Williams. The EUR/USD currency pair was also pressured by the weak German producer data released earlier today as well as the resurgent greenback.

Euro Drops on Fears of Further Monetary Easing From the ECB

The euro today fell from its daily highs against the US dollar as markets reacted to news that the European Central Bank was considering a different approach to meet its inflation target. The EUR/USD currency pair later recovered given that the greenback was also under significant selling pressure as markets continue to price in a Fed rate cut on July 31.

Euro Struggles to Rally Despite Upbeat Eurozone Inflation Data

The euro today attempted to rally against the US dollar from the Asian session but encountered massive resistance despite the release of upbeat euro area inflation data. The EUR/USD currency pair could not muster enough momentum to mount a sustained rally as each attempt was quickly countered by a retracement as the bears stepped in.

Euro Rallies on Investor Sentiment, Falls on Weak German Data

The euro today rallied against the US dollar in the Asian session before falling during the European session after the release of weak German data. The EUR/USD currency pair later rallied in the American session following the release of mixed US factory data.

Euro Rallies on Powell’s Testimony, Retreats on Upbeat US CPI Data

The euro today rallied higher in the Asian session as investors reacted to Jerome Powell‘s dovish comments during his testimony before Congress. The EUR/USD currency pair later fell from its daily highs in the American session following the release of upbeat US inflation data.

Euro Rallies to 3-Day Highs As Powell Hints at Future Rate Cuts

The euro today rallied to new daily highs breaking out of a 3-day losing streak as markets reacted to Jerome Powell’s dovish comments during his testimony before Congress. The EUR/USD currency pair performance today was largely driven by investor sentiment and US dollar dynamics due to the empty European dockets.

Euro Falls on Weak German Data, Extends Losses on Upbeat US NFP

The euro today broke out of its 3-day consolidative range and fell drastically against the US dollar following the release of weak German factory data. The EUR/USD currency pair later extended its losses following the release of the upbeat US non-farm payrolls data in the early American session.

Euro Falls on Weak Eurozone Retail Sales Amid Thin Holiday Trading

The euro today fell against the US dollar following the release of weak retail sales data for the euro area amid a subdued market environment. The EUR/USD currency pair traded in a tight range for most of today’s session as US markets remained closed for the Independence Day celebrations.

Euro Rallies on Upbeat Eruozone PMIs, Falls Despite Weak US Data

The euro today rallied higher following the release of mostly upbeat PMI reports from across the eurozone by Markit Economics in the early European session. The EUR/USD currency pair later fell in the early American session despite the disappointing US releases driven by subdued investor risk sentiment ahead of tomorrow’s US holiday.

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