Euro
The euro (sign: €; code: EUR) is the official currency of the eurozone, which consists of 19 of the 28 member states of the European Union: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany,...
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Europe Has Made Greece A Terrible Offer, And The Greek Government Thinks It's 'Very Bad'
Greece isn't thrilled with the latest offer it's been presented by the Eurogroup. And, of course, they shouldn't be: The offer is indeed terrible (as well as insulting). Headlines from Bloomberg on Su...
Belgium to France: Euro this, Napoleon!
Belgium has just minted a special euro coin. The denomination? 2.5 euros. But that's not the part that's got France in a fit. It's the fact that the coin depicts France's defeat at the Battle of Water...
Germany riot targets new ECB headquarters in Frankfurt
Dozens of people have been hurt and some 350 people arrested as anti-austerity demonstrators clashed with police in the German city of Frankfurt. Police cars were set alight and stones were thrown in ...
History of the euro
The euro came into existence on 1 January 1999, although it had been a goal of the European Union (EU) and its predecessors since the 1960s. After tough negotiations, particularly due to opposition fr...
History of the euro - Wikipedia
Euro coins
There are eight euro coin denominations, ranging from one cent to two euros (the euro is divided into a hundred cents). The coins first came into use in 2002. They have a common reverse, portraying a ...
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Euro banknotes
The euro banknotes are the banknotes of the euro, the currency of the Eurozone. The first series has been in circulation since 2002. They are issued by the National Central Banks of the Eurosystem or ...
Euro banknotes - Wikipedia
Europe Has Made Greece A Terrible Offer, And The Greek Government Thinks It's 'Very Bad'
Greece isn't thrilled with the latest offer it's been presented by the Eurogroup. And, of course, they shouldn't be: The offer is indeed terrible (as well as insulting). Headlines from Bloomberg on Su...
Net capital outflow
Net Capital Outflow (NCO) is the net flow of funds being invested abroad by a country during a certain period of time (usually a year). A positive NCO means that the country invests outside more than ...
Net capital outflow - Wikipedia
Germany riot targets new ECB headquarters in Frankfurt
Dozens of people have been hurt and some 350 people arrested as anti-austerity demonstrators clashed with police in the German city of Frankfurt. Police cars were set alight and stones were thrown in ...
Croatia and the euro
Croatia's currency, the kuna, has used the euro (and prior to that one of the euro's major predecessors, the Deutsche Mark) as its main reference since its creation in 1994, and a long-held poli...
Croatia and the euro - Wikipedia
Irish pound
The Irish pound (Irish: Punt Éireannach) was the currency of Ireland until 2002. Its ISO 4217 code was IEP, and the usual notation was the prefix £ (or IR£ where confusion might have arisen with t...
Sweden and the euro
Sweden does not currently use the euro as its currency and has no plans to replace the krona in the near future. Sweden is obliged under its 1994 Treaty of Accession to join the eurozone once it...
Sweden and the euro - Wikipedia
Exchange rate regime
An exchange-rate regime is the way an authority manages its currency in relation to other currencies and the foreign exchange market. It is closely related to monetary policy and the two are generally...
Exchange rate regime - Wikipedia
Andorran Euro coins
Andorran–European relations are based on a customs union between Andorra and the European Union (EU).
The "Agreement between the European Economic Community and the Principality of Andorra" (signe...
French franc
The franc (/fræŋk/; [fʁɑ̃]; sign: F, commonly also FF or Fr) was a currency of France. Between 1360 and 1641, it was the name of coins worth 1 livre tournois and it remained in common parlance as a te...
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Czech Republic and the euro
The Czech Republic has been a member of the European Union since May 2004. It is bound by their Treaty of Accession to join the eurozone once they satisfy the euro convergence criteria. Its cu...
Denmark and the euro
Denmark uses the krone as its currency and does not use the euro, having negotiated the right to opt-out from participation under the Maastricht Treaty of 1992. In 2000, the government held a re...
Denmark and the euro - Wikipedia
Andorra and the euro
Andorra has a monetary agreement with the EU allowing it to make the euro its official currency, and permitting it to issue euro coins as early as 1 July 2013. They planned to issue their first ...
Foreign exchange market
The foreign exchange market (forex, FX, or currency market) is a global decentralized market for the trading of currencies. In terms of volume of trading, it is by far the largest market in the world....
Foreign exchange market - Wikipedia
Treaty Establishing the European Stability Mechanism
The Treaty Establishing the European Stability Mechanism was signed by the member states of the eurozone to found the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), an international organisation located in Luxem...
Treaty Establishing the European Stability Mechanism - Wikipedia
Austrian schilling
The Schilling was the currency of Austria from 1924 to 1938 and from 1945 to 1999, and the circulating currency until 2002. The euro was introduced at a fixed parity of €1 = 13.7603 Schilling to repl...
Austrian schilling - Wikipedia
Foreign exchange option
In finance, a foreign-exchange option (commonly shortened to just FX option or currency option) is a derivative financial instrument that gives the right but not the obligation to exchange money denom...
Eurobond
A Eurobond is an international bond that is denominated in a currency not native to the country where it is issued. Also called external bond; "external bonds which, strictly, are neither Eurobonds no...