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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

EUR/USD Declines on Eurozone Releases and US GDP Report

The EUR/USD currency pair today traded lower following the release of the German GfK consumer confidence survey retracing all the gains made in the Asian session. The currency pair posted more losses after the release of the US Q4 GDP data in the early American session and was on track to book a second consecutive losing session.

Euro Drops to New Lows on Weak German Inflation Report

The euro today dropped to new lows against the US dollar after the release of weak German preliminary CPI data in the mid-European session. Several disappointing releases from the US docket in the early American session could not reverse the euro’s decline against the greenback.

Euro Declines Despite Positive German GDP and Eurozone CPI

The euro today declined against the US dollar despite the release of positive German Q4 GDP report, and also ignored the release of positive Eurozone inflation data. The euro extended its decline from the Asian session into the European session following the greenback’s recovery, which started during yesterday’s American session.

Euro Rallies Higher Against US Dollar on ECB Minutes

The euro today rallied against the US dollar after the European Central Bank released the minutes of its January meeting in the mid-European session. The single currency had declined against the greenback starting in the American session yesterday after the release of the FOMC minutes.

Euro Trades Lower Ignoring Mixed German ZEW Survey Data

The euro today was on a downtrend against the US dollar ignoring the release of mixed German ZEW survey data early in the European session. The single currency also did not respond to the release of positive German producer price index earlier in today’s session and continued to lose ground against the US dollar.

EUR/USD Declines as American Markets Remain Closed

The EUR/USD currency pair today declined for the second consecutive session in a global market characterized by low volatility given that US markets remain closed as the country celebrated  Presidents’ Day. The US markets were not the only ones closed, as Chinese markets also remain closed due to the ongoing Chinese New Year celebrations.

EUR/USD Trades Sideways on ECB Speeches and Mixed US Data

The EUR/USD currency pair today traded sideways by rallying higher in the late Asian session and early European session before heading lower. The currency pair declined despite speeches from European Central Bank members, but later rallied higher on mixed US data.

Euro Declines Against US Dollar on Mixed Eurozone GDP Data

The euro today declined against the US dollar despite the release of mostly positive GDP data from across the euro area. The single currency had rallied higher during the Asian session, but  retraced all its gains starting in the late Asian session up to the early European session.

Euro Drops Against US Dollar Despite German Coalition Deal

The euro today dropped significantly against the US dollar despite Angela Merkel‘s CDU party reaching a coalition deal with the social democrats in the early European session. The euro’s initial decline was largely triggered by weak German industrial production data released earlier today.

EUR/USD Trades Lower Amid Resurgence in US Dollar Demand

The EUR/USD currency pair today traded lower following a resurgence in US dollar demand during the European and early American sessions. The currency pair rallied higher during the Asian session as investors bought the low-yielding euro after European stocks joined the global equities sell-off.