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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.



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Euro Rises as Fears About European Politics Wane

The euro rallied today as fears about Europe’s political problems receded, while optimism caused by the last week’s inflation data continued to support the currency.

Euro Rallies on Positive Eurozone Inflation Data, Later Declines

The euro today rallied higher against the US dollar following the release of upbeat Eurozone inflation data, which came in close to the European Central Bank‘s inflation target. The single currency was further boosted by the decision by Italian political parties to form a government instead of opting for fresh elections.

Euro Rallies Higher on Upbeat German Retail Sales Data

The euro today rallied higher against the US dollar following the release of upbeat German retail sales data in the early European session. However, the euro was still weighed down by the political uncertainty in Italy and the high Italian 2-year bond yields, which rose above 2.5%.

EUR/USD Trades at 10-Month Lows on Italian Political Crisis

The EUR/USD currency pair today dropped to new 10-month lows following political turmoil in Italy where a new election is likely to happen as early as July. Investors dumped the euro as Italian bond yields rose to new highs, which increased the yield spread between the German and Italian 2-year bonds.

European Politics Boosts Euro Intraday, Make It Reverse Rally Later

The euro backed off to new lows after attempting to rally earlier today. European politics was the main driver for the currency.

Euro Rallies Higher Against US Dollar on Positive German Data

The euro today rallied higher against the US dollar from the Asian session following yesterday’s dovish FOMC minutes. The positive German GDP data fueled the euro’s rally into the early European session before a slight retracement ensued following the release of the latest ECB minutes.

Euro Drops to New YTD Lows on Disappointing Eurozone PMIs

The euro today hit new 2018 lows against the US dollar following the release of disappointing advance PMI data from across the Eurozone. Some of the PMIs released by IHS Markit included the Markit/BME Germany Manufacturing PMI, which missed expectations by a significant margin.

EUR/USD Trades Sideways as US Dollar Rally Wanes, Later Declines

The EUR/USD currency pair was in a consolidative phase during the Asian session even as US Treasury yields hit new highs overnight and the greenback rally lost some momentum. The release of the German wholesale price index in the early European session was one of the triggers behind the currency pair’s decline as the euro weakened against the US dollar.

EUR/USD Hits New 2018 Lows Despite Positive Eurozone CPI Data

The EUR/USD currency pair today hit fresh 2018 lows in the mid-European session despite the release of mostly positive Eurozone CPI data. The currency pair had a muted reaction to the European Central Bank President Mario Draghi’s speech in Frankfurt today, but headed lower triggered by the stronger US dollar.

Euro Drops Against a Strong US Dollar Amid Mixed Eurozone Data

The euro today registered a significant drop against the US dollar from the mid-European session following high demand for the greenback boosted by higher US Treasury yields. Mixed data from a cross the Eurozone such as the weak German GDP data released earlier today also contributed to the euro’s weakness against the greenback.

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