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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 Surges with Risk Appetite

Euro is surging today as risk appetite returns to the markets with the release of US payroll data. With the data for September showing modest improvement, and with the numbers for August revised higher, a surge of interest in risk assets is helping high beta currencies like the euro.

Could the Euro be a Haven from the US Dollar?

Euro is slightly lower against the US dollar right now, but that doesn’t mean some sort of strength isn’t there. Indeed, with concerns about what crisis mongering will do to the US economy, some believe that the euro could act as a haven from the US dollar.

Euro Hits 1.3700 Level Against Greenback Before Falling Back

Euro is higher today, reaching levels not seen since early in the year. Euro actually broke through the 1.3700 level against the US dollar to reach a session high of 1.3705. Since then the euro has eased back a bit, but it is still showing strength as the US dollar shows weakness.

Euro Gains on US News, but Focus Shifts to Austerity

Euro is surging on the news that lawmakers in the United States have come to an agreement to end the shutdown and avert a default. Risk appetite has returned to the markets as Forex traders greet the news with enthusiasm. However, with the some of the attention off politics in the United States, some focus is returning to eurozone austerity.

ZEW Rises on Euro Outlook

Euro might struggling a little bit against the greenback still, but the 17-nation currency is hoping to see some improvement in the near future. The latest ZEW reading is at its highest point since April 2010, prompting hopes in a possible economic recovery for the eurozone.

Euro Shows Mixed Performance

The euro was mixed today as traders wait for news from the United States concerning the debt ceiling debate. Data from Europe was mostly good, though some economic indicators might be considered worrying.

Euro Heads Higher Against Major Counterparts US Agreement Nears

Euro is heading higher today, thanks in part to expectations of a debt deal in the United States, and in spite of continued questions about the eurozone economic recovery. Euro is gaining against its major counterparts as a bit of risk aversion makes an appearance on the markets.

Euro Soft vs. Dollar, Strong vs. Yen

Various news from the United States made the euro weaker than the dollar, resulting in the third consecutive session of losses for the shared European currency today. At the same time, positive data from Germany allowed the euro to gain on the Japanese yen.

Euro Gets Boost from Jobs Data, German Improvements

Euro is getting a boost today, thanks in large part to the latest jobs data, and to improvements in Germany’s economic data. Germany is seeing an increase exports, and there is a decline in the eurozone’s jobless rate.

Euro Higher Against Dollar, Down Against Pound, Yen

Euro is higher against the US dollar today, thanks in large part to the concerns related to the government shutdown and its effect on the economy. However, the 17-nation currency isn’t having as much success against other major currencies, as it heads lower against the pound and the yen.